26 August 1533 – Anne Boleyn prepares for childbirth

| August 26, 2016

26 August 1533 – Anne Boleyn prepares for childbirth

On Tuesday 26th August 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn ‘took’ to her chamber to prepare for the birth of her first child, who would, of course, be the future Queen Elizabeth I. Chronicler Edward Hall records that in the summer of 1533 “the kyng kept his progresse about London, because of the Quene”1 and we know […]

26 August 1533 – Anne Boleyn takes to her Chamber

| August 26, 2014

26 August 1533 – Anne Boleyn takes to her Chamber

One of the rituals associated with childbirth was called “taking her chamber”. A Tudor woman usually “took to her chamber”, or went into confinement, four to six weeks before her due date. Anne Boleyn took to her chamber on 26th August 1533, less than two weeks before Elizabeth was born. Elizabeth may have been premature, […]

26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn Took to her Chamber

| August 26, 2013

26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn Took to her Chamber

On this day in 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn went through one of the rituals associated with childbirth: “taking her chamber”. A Tudor woman usually took to her chamber, or went into confinement, four to six weeks before her due date but Anne took to her chamber on 26th August 1533, less than 2 weeks before […]

26 August 1533 – The Queen’s “Taking Her Chamber” Ceremony

| August 26, 2012

26 August 1533 – The Queen’s “Taking Her Chamber” Ceremony

On this day in history, 26th August 1533, the pregnant Queen Anne Boleyn took to her chamber, after a special ceremony, to prepare for the birth of her first child. You can read all the details in my article from last year 26 August 1533 – Anne Boleyn Prepares for the Birth of Her First […]