29 January 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn loses a male child

| January 29, 2021

29 January 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn loses a male child

On this day in history, 29th January 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII miscarried “a male child which she had not borne 3½ months”. This was just five days after the king had suffered a jousting accident, a reminder of his mortality, and his hopes of a legitimate male heir were […]

Anne Boleyn questions – Did Anne Boleyn miscarry a deformed foetus?

| January 29, 2019

Anne Boleyn questions – Did Anne Boleyn miscarry a deformed foetus?

On this day in history, 29th January 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn suffered a tragic miscarriage. It is often said that she miscarried a deformed foetus, or even a “monster”, but is this true? In my latest “Anne Boleyn questions” video talk, which you will find below, I take a look at what the contemporary sources […]

29 January 1536 – A miscarriage and a burial

| January 29, 2016

29 January 1536 – A miscarriage and a burial

On 29th January 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, miscarried “a male child which she had not borne 3½ months”.1 As well as being a huge blow for both Anne and the king, this miscarriage was to have devastating consequences for Anne, her brother, some of their friends and Anne’s daughter, Elizabeth. […]