26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Matthew Parker’s meeting – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

| April 26, 2019

26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn and Matthew Parker’s meeting – The Fall of Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1536, 26th April, Queen Anne Boleyn met with her chaplain, Matthew Parker, and the words that she spoke to him that day had such an impact on him that they stayed with him for the rest of his life and made him take a job serving her daughter, that he just […]

26 April 1536 – The queen meets with her chaplain

| April 26, 2018

According to Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury in Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, it was on or around this date (six days before Anne’s arrest) that he met with Queen Anne Boleyn. He was serving as one of her chaplains at the time. According to Parker, she spoke words to him that day that made him […]

26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn, Matthew Parker and a promise

| April 26, 2017

Sometime around 26th April 1536, six days before her arrest, Queen Anne Boleyn met with her chaplain Matthew Parker and made him promise to do something for her. We have no idea what was said at this meeting, what Anne wanted him to do, but whatever was said was something that stayed with Parker and […]

26 April 1536 – Matthew Parker makes a promise to Queen Anne Boleyn

| April 26, 2016

26 April 1536 – Matthew Parker makes a promise to Queen Anne Boleyn

On or around this day in history, 26th April 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn met with her chaplain Matthew Parker and made him promise to do something for her. This promise stayed with him and caused him to feel so bound to Anne’s daughter, who became Queen Elizabeth I in 1558, that he took the office […]

26 April 1536 – “not forgetting what words her grace’s mother said to me of her”

| April 26, 2015

26 April 1536 – “not forgetting what words her grace’s mother said to me of her”

In 1558 Matthew Parker became Elizabeth I’s Archbishop of Canterbury. “What’s that got to do with Anne Boleyn and April 1536?”, you may well ask. Parker did not want the position, he did not believe that he was right for the post or fit enough to take it (he’d just suffered a nasty fall from […]

26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn asks Matthew Parker to watch over Elizabeth

| April 26, 2014

26 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn asks Matthew Parker to watch over Elizabeth

Sometime around 26th April, Queen Anne Boleyn met with her chaplain Matthew Parker and asked him to watch over her two year-old daughter. We don’t know what was said, but when he was offered the post of Elizabeth I’s Archbishop of Canterbury in 1558, a post which he did not believe that he was right […]