1 September 1532 – Anne Boleyn becomes Marquess of Pembroke

| September 1, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 1st September 1532, in a special ceremony at Windsor Castle, King Henry VIII elevated his sweetheart Anne Boleyn to the peerage by making her Marquess of Pembroke. This was a hugely significant act because Henry VIII made Anne a marquess in her own right, granted the title to her […]

1 September 1532 – A big day for Anne Boleyn

| September 1, 2016

Sunday 1st September 1532 was a big day for Anne Boleyn, in fact, it was a huge day for her. In a ceremony at Windsor Castle, Anne Boleyn, daughter of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire and Ormonde, was created Marquis of Pembroke. Letters and Papers gives some details of the ceremony: “Creacion of lady Anne, […]

1 September 1532 – Anne Boleyn is made Marquis of Pembroke

| September 1, 2015

On 1st September 1532, at a ceremony at Windsor Castle, Henry VIII made Anne Boleyn Marquis of Pembroke, a title in her own right. The purpose of the granting of the title was to ‘fit’ Anne for the European stage, in readiness for the couple’s upcoming meeting with King Francis I of France. Henry and […]