July 16 – The death of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth wife

| July 16, 2022

July 16 – The death of Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth wife

On this day in Tudor history, 16th July 1557, in the reign of Queen Mary I, the queen’s former stepmother, Anne of Cleves, died at her home, Chelsea Old Manor. Forty-one-year-old Anne, who’d been King Henry VIII’s fourth wife, had been ill for a few months. Her warmth and generosity are shown in her last […]

3 August 1557 – The remains of Anne of Cleves are processed to Westminster Abbey

| August 3, 2016

3 August 1557 – The remains of Anne of Cleves are processed to Westminster Abbey

Merchant-taylor and diarist Henry Machyn recorded that on this day in history, 3rd August 1557, the body of forty-one year-old Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII, was processed from her home, Chelsea Old Manor, where she had died on 16th July, to Westminster Abbey for burial. Read more… Also on this day in […]

16 July – Anne of Cleves, Frances Brandon and Anne Askew

| July 16, 2016

16 July – Anne of Cleves, Frances Brandon and Anne Askew

16th July was a busy day in Tudor history. Here are three events which happened on this day and links to read more about them: 1517 – Birth of Frances Grey (née Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk, at Hatfield. She was born on St Francis’s Day and was the eldest daughter of Charles Brandon, Duke of […]

16 July 1557 – The Death of Anne of Cleves, the King’s Right Dear and Right Entirely Beloved Sister

| July 16, 2014

16 July 1557 – The Death of Anne of Cleves, the King’s Right Dear and Right Entirely Beloved Sister

On 16 July 1557, Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII’s fourth wife, died at Chelsea Old Manor after a few months of illness. Her body was embalmed and placed in a coffin covered with a cloth bearing her arms. Tapers were lit around her coffin and prayers said on a daily basis. On 4 August 1557, […]