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18 April 1536 – To bow, or not to bow…

| April 18, 2018

18 April 1536 – To bow, or not to bow…

On this day in history, King Henry VIII, Thomas Cromwell and the Boleyns scored a bit of a victory over Eustace Chapuys, the man who represented Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, at the English court. They manoeuvred the ambassador into a position where he was forced to pay reverence to Queen Anne Boleyn, thereby acknowledging […]

18 April 1536 – Eustace Chapuys and Anne Boleyn

| April 18, 2017

On 18th April 1536, the first Tuesday after Easter, Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, arrived at Henry VIII’s court at Greenwich Palace to meet with the king regarding negotiations between England and the Empire. ChapuysHe was met by George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, the brother of Queen Anne Boleyn, and a series of events led to […]

18 April 1536 – Chapuys encounters Anne Boleyn

| April 18, 2016

18 April 1536 – Chapuys encounters Anne Boleyn

On 18th April 1536, the first Tuesday after Easter, Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, arrived at Henry VIII’s court at Greenwich Palace to meet with Henry VIII regarding negotiations between England and the Empire. He was met by George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, the brother of the queen, and a series of events led to him […]