April 12 – Anne Boleyn causes quite a stir and the not-so-nice Earl of Oxford

| April 12, 2022

April 12 – Anne Boleyn causes quite a stir and the not-so-nice Earl of Oxford

On this day in Tudor history, 12th April 1533, Anne Boleyn made her very first public appearance as King Henry VIII’s official queen consort. Anne made quite an entrance! Accompanied by sixty ladies and “loaded with jewels”, she processed to Easter Eve mass at Greenwich Palace, setting tongues wagging. Hear an account of this event… […]

April 11 – Victory for Anne Boleyn and the end of a rebel

| April 11, 2022

April 11 – Victory for Anne Boleyn and the end of a rebel

On this day in Tudor history, 11th April 1533, Good Friday, King Henry VIII informed his council that Anne Boleyn, the woman he’d married in January 1533, was his rightful wife and queen, and should be accorded royal honours. Finally, things were going right for the couple, who had been waiting for this moment since […]

12 April 1533 – She has changed her name from Marchioness to Queen

| April 12, 2016

12 April 1533 – She has changed her name from Marchioness to Queen

On Easter Eve, Saturday 12th April 1533, Anne Boleyn attended mass in the Queen’s Closet of Greenwich Palace “with all the pomp of a Queen, clad in cloth of gold, and loaded (carga) with the richest jewels.”1 This was her first public appearance since her husband, Henry VIII, had informed his council the previous day […]

12 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn Attends Easter Eve Mass as Queen

| April 12, 2014

12 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn Attends Easter Eve Mass as Queen

Following Henry VIII’s orders to his council the previous day to accord Anne Boleyn royal honours, and Catherine of Aragon’s demotion to Dowager Princess of Wales, the pregnant Anne attended mass on Holy Saturday in the Queen’s Closet of Greenwich Palace “with all the pomp of a Queen, clad in cloth of gold, and loaded […]

12 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn Attends Mass as Queen

| April 12, 2011

12 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn Attends Mass as Queen

The 12th April 1533, Easter Saturday, was an important day for Anne Boleyn and also for Henry VIII, it was the first time that Anne appeared in public as Queen. The Venetian ambassador reported:- “This morning of Easter Eve, the Marchioness Anne went with the King to high mass, as Queen, and with all the […]