A Princess Christened – 10th September 1533

| September 10, 2010

A Princess Christened – 10th September 1533

On the 10th September 1533 Princess Elizabeth was christened at the Church of Observant Friars at Greenwich. She was not the boy astrologers and doctors had predicted, or that Henry and Anne had wished for, but the couple made the best of it and celebrated in style. You can read more about the ceremony and […]

Poem – A Princess’ Christening

| August 5, 2009

Poem – A Princess’ Christening

Part 20 of Esther Hyams’ wonderful series of poems on the life of Anne Boleyn is about the christening of Princess Elizabeth, the future Elizabeth I. A Princess’ Christening For the Princess’ christening, Anne wanted the special cloth so grand That Katherine of Aragon had brought from Spain with her own hands. Predictably Katherine refused, […]