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31 May 1533 – The Coronation Procession of Queen Anne Boleyn

| May 31, 2013

31 May 1533 – The Coronation Procession of Queen Anne Boleyn

At 5 o’clock in the evening of 31st May 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn left the Tower of London and began her coronation procession to Westminster Hall. Click the image to see a larger animation of the procession The Queen’s part of the procession was led by the servants of Jean de Dinteville, the French ambassador, […]

31st May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession

| May 31, 2012

31st May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession

At 5pm on the 31st, Anne left the Tower confines to begin her procession through the streets of London to Westminster Hall. Edward Hall describes how the streets were gravelled and railed off, so that people would not get hurt. Cornhill and Gracehurch Street were decorated with scarlet and crimson cloth, arras, tapestries and carpets, […]

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

| December 8, 2011

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in the Catholic Church, which dates back to the 7th century when Eastern churches began celebrating the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. That is the origin of the feast, but the feast day as we know it today in the West dates back to around the […]

31 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession

| May 31, 2011

31 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession

This day in history, 31st May 1533, saw the lavish and triumphant coronation procession of Anne Boleyn from the Royal Palace of the Tower of London to Westminster Hall in readiness for her coronation on the 1st June 1533. Anne and Henry had waited years for this moment so it is little wonder that the […]

29 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Pageantry Begins

| May 29, 2011

29 May 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Pageantry Begins

The 29th May 1533 saw the start of the pageantry and celebrations which led up to the coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife, at Westminster Abbey on the 1st June. The Milanese ambassador estimated that the celebrations cost the City of London around £46,00o and Henry half that again, but the King […]

31st May 1533 – The Coronation Procession and Celebrations

| May 31, 2010

31st May 1533 – The Coronation Procession and Celebrations

As I said in my previous post “Queen Anne Boleyn”, the coronation of Anne Boleyn was not just a one day affair it was four days of events and celebrations, a real lesson in propaganda! After the procession down the Thames from Billingsgate to the Tower of London on the 29th May 1533, Anne and […]

Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession

| April 6, 2010

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