29 October 1532 – Henry VIII Bids Farewell to Francis I

| October 29, 2013

29 October 1532 – Henry VIII Bids Farewell to Francis I

On 29th October 1532, according to Wynkyn de Word, Henry VIII accompanied Francis I to Morgison, situated seven miles outside of Calais, and bid farewell to him there. Francis I then carried on to Paris. Chronicler Edward Hall dates the farewell to 30th October and writes: “The morowe after beyng the thirtie daie of October, […]

28 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s Last Full Day in Calais

| October 28, 2013

28 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s Last Full Day in Calais

Monday 28th October 1532 was the last full day of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s time with Francis I in Calais. The day’s events included a chapter of the Order of the Garter, where Henry VIII made Anne, duc de Montmorency and Grand Master of France, and Philippe de Chabot, Admiral of France, Knights of […]

27 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn’s Dramatic Entrance at Calais

| October 27, 2013

27 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn’s Dramatic Entrance at Calais

On Sunday 27th October 1532, Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, made a dramatic entrance after the great banquet held by Henry VIII in Calais for Francis I. The chronicler Edward Hall writes of how the room was lavishly decorated with cloth of tissue, cloth of silver, gold wreaths decorated with stones and pearls, and candelabra. […]

25 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Francis I arrive at Calais

| October 25, 2013

25 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Francis I arrive at Calais

On Friday 25th October 1532, Henry VIII and Francis I left Boulogne, where Henry VIII had been Francis’s guest at the French court, to go to Calais and there meet with Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke. Chronicler Edward Hall writes of how Francis I was accompanied by a train of twelve hundred people and many […]

11 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Set Sail for Calais

| October 11, 2013

11 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Set Sail for Calais

At just before dawn1 on 11th October 1532, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, set sail on the King’s ship, the Swallow, from Dover. They arrived at their destination, Calais, at 10 o’clock in the morning and were greeted by a “greate peale of gonnes” and procession which included the Mayor of Calais, […]

Death of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, and other Tudor Events on this Day

| November 12, 2011

Death of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, and other Tudor Events on this Day

On this day in history, 12th November 1555, Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester and Mary I’s Lord Chancellor, died. He was laid to rest at Winchester Cathedral in what is now known as the Bishop Gardiner Chantry Chapel. You can read all about this famous Tudor man in my article Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester. […]

29th October – On this Day in History…

| October 29, 2011

29th October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 29th October… 1532 – Henry VIII accompanied Francis I to the border between English Calais and France to bid farewell to him. 1586 – Four days after a commission had found Mary Queen of Scots guilty of conspiring to assassinate Elizabeth I, Parliament met to discuss Mary’s fate. They decided […]

28th October – On this Day in History…

| October 28, 2011

28th October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 28th October… 1532 – The last full day of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s time with Francis I in Calais. This included a chapter of the Order of the Garter and a wrestling match which saw the English Cornish wrestlers beat the French side. This time, Henry VIII refrained from […]