7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to Elizabeth, future Queen of England

| September 7, 2019

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to Elizabeth, future Queen of England

On this day in Tudor history, 7th September 1533, at Greenwich Palace, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, gave birth to a healthy baby girl. This daughter would, of course, grow up to be Queen Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen, Gloriana, Good Queen Bess, a queen who would rule England for over […]

7 September 1533 – A baby girl for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| September 7, 2017

7 September 1533 – A baby girl for Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, Sunday 7th September 1533, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Queen Anne Boleyn gave birth to a baby girl at Greenwich Palace. Although the birth of a daughter instead of the predicted prince must have been a disappointment initially, both her parents delighted in their daughter. Of course, nobody could […]

7 September 1533 – Birth of Queen Elizabeth I

| September 7, 2016

7 September 1533 – Birth of Queen Elizabeth I

483 years today, on the afternoon of 7th September 1533, Henry VIII’s second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, gave birth to a baby girl at the Palace of Placentia (Greenwich Palace). Chronicler Edward Hall recorded the royal birth: “The vii. day of September beyng Sondaie, betwene thre and foure of the Clocke at after noone, the […]

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to a daughter

| September 7, 2015

7 September 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn gives birth to a daughter

On 7th September 1533, at three o’clock in the afternoon and less than two weeks after she had taken to her chamber, Henry VIII’s second wife, Anne Boleyn, gave birth to her first child at Greenwich Palace (Palace of Placentia). The baby was a daughter and was “a beautiful infant with natural coloring […] beautiful […]

7 September 1533 – Birth of Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

| September 7, 2014

7 September 1533 – Birth of Elizabeth I, daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

At 3pm on 7th September, less than two weeks after she had taken to her chamber at Greenwich Palace, Queen Anne Boleyn gave birth to a healthy baby girl: Elizabeth, named after grandmothers Elizabeth of York and Elizabeth Howard. The birth appears to have been straightforward and although Henry VIII must have been disappointed that […]

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, […]

Anne Boleyn, Mother of Elizabeth I

| March 30, 2014

Anne Boleyn, Mother of Elizabeth I

As it is Mothering Sunday in the UK, I wanted to share with you snippets from my chapter “Anne Boleyn the Mother” from The Anne Boleyn Collection II. The chapter goes into detail on the rituals and traditions associated with pregnancy and childbirth in Tudor times, but today I want to concentrate on what we […]

7 September 1533 – Anne Boleyn Gives Birth to the future Elizabeth I

| September 7, 2013

7 September 1533 – Anne Boleyn Gives Birth to the future Elizabeth I

On this day in 1533, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, Queen Anne Boleyn gave birth to a daughter, the future Elizabeth I, at Greenwich Palace. We don’t know the details of Elizabeth’s birth, only the time, the place and the fact that she was named after her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth of York, and possibly […]