The First Act of Succession – 23 March 1534

| March 23, 2012

The First Act of Succession – 23 March 1534

This day in history, 23rd March 1534, was an important day for King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn because it was on this day that Parliament passed the Act of Succession. You can read the full Act of Succession in the book “Documents Illustrative of the History of the English Church”, which is available […]

Elizabeth I is Crowned Queen

| January 15, 2011

Elizabeth I is Crowned Queen

On this day in history, 15th January 1559, the daughter of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII was crowned Queen Elizabeth I. Elizabeth Tudor had risen above her illegitimate status and the reputation of her mother to become monarch and she was to be one of the greatest monarchs of English history. She may have been […]

May 18, 1536 – The Day of Anne’s Execution Dawns, or Does it?

| May 18, 2009

May 18, 1536 – The Day of Anne’s Execution Dawns, or Does it?

Anne Boleyn’s execution was scheduled for 9am on the 18th May, one day after the executions of her brother, George Boleyn, and the other four men accused of treason. It is said that Anne prepared for her execution by praying into the early hours with her almoner and then taking communion with Kingston just before […]