Video – 26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares for childbirth

| August 26, 2019

Video – 26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares for childbirth

On this day in Tudor history, 26th August 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, prepared for the birth of her first child by “taking her chamber” at Greenwich Palace. This child was of course the future Queen Elizabeth I. “Taking her chamber” was common practice in Tudor England, and in today’s […]

Queen Anne Boleyn takes to her chamber

| August 26, 2015

Queen Anne Boleyn takes to her chamber

On 26th August 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn took to her chamber to prepare for the birth of her first child, the future Elizabeth I. Anne’s “taking her chamber” ceremony took place at Greenwich Palace. A heavily pregnant Queen Anne Boleyn attended a special mass at the palace’s Chapel Royal and then processed with her ladies […]