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, […]

26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn Took to her Chamber

| August 26, 2013

26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn Took to her Chamber

On this day in 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn went through one of the rituals associated with childbirth: “taking her chamber”. A Tudor woman usually took to her chamber, or went into confinement, four to six weeks before her due date but Anne took to her chamber on 26th August 1533, less than 2 weeks before […]

Anne Boleyn’s Influence on Elizabeth I – Part 2

| September 21, 2009

Anne Boleyn’s Influence on Elizabeth I – Part 2

Just last week I wrote a post entitled “Anne Boleyn’s Influence on Elizabeth I” about Tracy Borman’s new book “Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen”, in which Borman puts forward the idea that Anne Boleyn had a far greater influence on her daughter Elizabeth I than has been previously thought. Well, I […]