1 June 1533 – The coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn at Westminster Abbey

| June 1, 2021

1 June 1533 – The coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn at Westminster Abbey

On this day in Tudor history, 1st June 1533, Whitsun, six-momth pregnant Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey in London. Here’s my #TudorHistoryShorts video on it: Here is my detailed video on Anne Boleyn’s coronation: And if you prefer reading articles, you can read about the coronation […]

Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Day 2 – 30 May 1533 – Knights of the Bath

| May 30, 2020

Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Day 2 – 30 May 1533 – Knights of the Bath

On this day in history, on the night of 30th/31st May 1533, in the lead-up to Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation, eighteen men were created Knights of the Bath at the Tower of London. The list of men dubbed that knight includes Sir Francis Weston, who would be executed in May 1536 accused of sleeping with […]

1 June 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation at Westminster Abbey

| June 1, 2019

1 June 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation at Westminster Abbey

This day in Tudor history, 1st June 1533, Whitsunday, was a day of victory for Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. They had waited many years for this moment, and had been through so much with the ‘great matter’. This was a day to be celebrated, for this was the day […]

31 May 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn processes through London

| May 31, 2018

31 May 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn processes through London

On this day in history, Saturday 31st May 1533, the eve of her coronation, a pregnant Queen Anne Boleyn processed from the Tower of London to Westminster Hall. This coronation procession must have been a wonderful sight for the people of London. Not only was it a huge procession of people dressed in fine clothes […]

30 May 1533 – Sir Francis Weston is made a Knight of the Bath

| May 30, 2018

30 May 1533 – Sir Francis Weston is made a Knight of the Bath

I always find it weird going from marking the anniversary of Anne Boleyn’s execution to writing about the celebrations for her coronation, but it’s the little things that really hit home. When I read the names of the men who were created Knight of the Bath on the night of 30/31 May 1533 and see […]

29 May 1533 – A spectacular river procession for Queen Anne Boleyn

| May 29, 2018

29 May 1533 – A spectacular river procession for Queen Anne Boleyn

Just ten days ago I was paying my respects to Queen Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London on the anniversary of her execution and now I’m writing about what must have been a happy and exciting time for Anne. Just three years separated these anniversaries. After around six years of waiting, Anne Boleyn was […]

1 June 1533 – Anne Boleyn is crowned queen

| June 1, 2017

1 June 1533 – Anne Boleyn is crowned queen

On 1st June 1533, Whitsun, Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey by her good friend Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. Anne Boleyn was about six months pregnant and had been married to the king since their official, but secret, ceremony on 25th January 1533. Their marriage had been proclaimed valid just […]

29 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s coronation fun begins

| May 29, 2017

29 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s coronation fun begins

On this day in history, 29th May 1533, the day after Archbishop Cranmer had proclaimed that Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was valid, the celebrations for the new queen’s forthcoming coronation commenced. The celebrations would last for four days, from 29th May to the coronation ceremony and banquet on 1st June, Whitsun. These celebrations […]