The White Falcon – A Song from Anne Boleyn’s Coronation

| December 5, 2013

The White Falcon – A Song from Anne Boleyn’s Coronation

You might remember my post a few weeks ago about Tamsin Lewis, an expert in Tudor music, having matched the lyrics of The White Falcon, a ballad performed at Anne Boleyn’s coronation procession on 31st May 1533, with a Tudor tune. Well, Tamsin has just emailed me to say that her book of sheet music […]

The White Falcon Coronation Song

| November 5, 2013

The White Falcon Coronation Song

Leanda de Lisle has just published a post on her blog about how Tamsin Lewis, an expert in Tudor music, has matched the lyrics of The White Falcon, a ballad performed at Anne Boleyn’s coronation procession on 31st May 1533, with a Tudor tune. You can read more about this news in Leanda’s article – […]

1 June 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s Coronation

| June 1, 2013

1 June 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s Coronation

1st June 1533, Whitsun, was the fourth and final day of Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation events and was the big day: the coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The Mayor of London, aldermen, sheriffs and Council of the City of London took a barge to Westminster at 7am and there waited for the Queen. Anne arrived […]

31 May 1533 – The Coronation Procession of Queen Anne Boleyn

| May 31, 2013

31 May 1533 – The Coronation Procession of Queen Anne Boleyn

At 5 o’clock in the evening of 31st May 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn left the Tower of London and began her coronation procession to Westminster Hall. Click the image to see a larger animation of the procession The Queen’s part of the procession was led by the servants of Jean de Dinteville, the French ambassador, […]

30 May 1533 – The Creation of New Knights of the Bath

| May 30, 2013

30 May 1533 – The Creation of New Knights of the Bath

As part of the celebrations for Queen Anne Boleyn’s Coronation in 1533, eighteen men were created Knights of the Bath. You can read all about this ceremony and the men who were chosen in my article 30th May 1533 – The Knights of the Bath, but the list of men included Sir Francis Weston, who […]

29 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Celebrations Begin

| May 29, 2013

29 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Celebrations Begin

Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen on 1st June at Westminster Abbey, but the coronation celebrations actually began on 29th May, the day after Archbishop Cranmer had proclaimed the validity of Anne’s marriage to Henry VIII. The first day of celebrations consisted of a river pageant along the Thames, a procession which took Anne Boleyn from […]

Anne Boleyn Coronation Book

| October 11, 2012

Anne Boleyn Coronation Book

I just had to share with you Roland Hui’s beautiful illuminated Anne Boleyn Coronation Book. The text is transcribed from the pamphlet printed by the London publisher Wynkyn de Worde in the summer of 1533 and Roland has used calfskin vellum, with illustrations done in ink with raised and silver gold lea. The book measures […]

London Calling, July 2012 by Marilyn Roberts

| July 12, 2012

London Calling, July 2012 by Marilyn Roberts

Today we have an article from author and historian Marilyn Roberts who you will remember from her wonderful articles on the Howards and Norfolk House. Thank you, Marilyn! 5th July I’m on the terrace of Buckingham Palace, in a large white marquee done out with duck egg blue fixtures, having a glass of Sandringham Apple […]