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29 January 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn suffers a miscarriage

| January 29, 2018

On this day in history, 29th January 1536, on the same day that her predecessor Catherine of Aragon was buried, Anne Boleyn suffered a miscarriage. The imperial ambassador, Eustace Chapuys, recorded: “On the day of the interment the Concubine had an abortion which seemed to be a male child which she had not borne 3½ […]

29 January 1536 – A sad day

| January 29, 2017

On the day of the burial of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, at Peterborough Abbey, Queen Anne Boleyn miscarried “a male child which she had not borne 3½ months” at Greenwich Palace. It is an event which has become surrounded by myths, with some claiming that Anne Boleyn miscarried a monstrous baby […]

29 January 1536 – Anne Boleyn loses a son

| January 29, 2015

29 January 1536 – Anne Boleyn loses a son

On 29 January 1536, tragedy struck King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn. Anne Boleyn suffered a miscarriage, losing “a male child which she had not borne 3½ months”. This miscarriage was a huge blow for the couple, who desperately wanted and needed a son, but it also had devastating consequences for Anne because it […]

29 January 1536 – Anne Boleyn “Miscarried of her Saviour”

| January 29, 2014

29 January 1536 – Anne Boleyn “Miscarried of her Saviour”

On 29th January 1536, the same day that Catherine of Aragon was buried, Henry’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, miscarried “a male child which she had not borne 3½ months”. You can read more about this miscarriage, my examination of the primary sources and my thoughts on the deformed foetus theory in my article Anne Boleyn’s […]

29 January 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn Loses a Son

| January 29, 2013

29 January 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn Loses a Son

The Imperial ambassador, Eustace Chapuys, reported to Charles V on 10th February 1536 that on the day of Catherine of Aragon’s funeral, i.e. 29th January 1536, Anne Boleyn miscarried “a male child which she had not borne 3½ months”.1 This report is backed up by the chronicler Charles Wriothesley, Windsor Herald and cousin of Thomas […]

Anne Boleyn’s Final Pregnancy

| December 5, 2012

Anne Boleyn’s Final Pregnancy

Following on from my post a few weeks ago about Anne Boleyn’s 1534 mystery pregnancy, I wanted to examine the various theories regarding Anne’s final pregnancy which ended in January 1536, less than four months before her execution. A Straightforward Miscarriage The majority of historians and authors believe that Anne Boleyn’s final pregnancy ended with […]

Henry VIII, Kell Positive Blood Type and McLeod Syndrome: Part One – Guest Post by Kyra Kramer

| August 16, 2012

Henry VIII, Kell Positive Blood Type and McLeod Syndrome: Part One – Guest Post by Kyra Kramer

I have recently been corresponding with Kyra Kramer, the American researcher whose work I discussed in my article “Should Henry VIII be Exhumed and Would it Provide the Answer to his Tyranny?”, and she very kindly offered to explain her theory to Anne Boleyn Files visitors in a two part post. By the way, Kyra […]

29 January 1536 – Anne Boleyn’s Miscarriage

| January 29, 2012

29 January 1536 – Anne Boleyn’s Miscarriage

On this day in history, 29th January 1536, Anne Boleyn suffered her second and final miscarriage. It was her third pregnancy – she had given birth to healthy baby girl, the future Elizabeth I, on the 7th September 1533, and then had suffered a late miscarriage in the summer of 1534 – and the loss […]