26 August 1533 – Anne Boleyn Prepares for the Birth of Her First Child

| August 26, 2011

26 August 1533 – Anne Boleyn Prepares for the Birth of Her First Child

On this day in history, 26th August 1533, the ceremony of the Queen’s “taking her chamber” took place at Greenwich Palace. A heavily pregnant Queen Anne Boleyn attended a special mass at the Chapel Royal of Greenwich Palace and then processed, with her ladies, to the Queen’s great chamber. There, the group enjoyed wine and […]

The Birth of Elizabeth I

| September 7, 2010

The Birth of Elizabeth I

On this day in history, 7th September 1533, Anne Boleyn gave birth to a daughter, the future Queen Elizabeth I of England. Conception and Pregnancy Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn finally consummated their relationship in around November 1532 after a successful visit to France, where Anne was treated as Henry’s consort. The couple had planned […]