11 April 1533 – Royal Honours Given to Anne Boleyn

| April 11, 2013

11 April 1533 – Royal Honours Given to Anne Boleyn

On 11th April 1533, Good Friday, King Henry VIII informed his Royal Council that Anne Boleyn was now his wife and that they must accord her with royal honours. Two days earlier, Henry had sent a delegation of his councillors, led by the Duke of Norfolk, to Catherine of Aragon to inform her that her […]

11 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII Triumphant

| April 11, 2012

11 April 1533 – Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII Triumphant

Good Friday 1533 (11th April) was an important day for Anne Boleyn. It was the day on which Henry VIII informed his Council that Anne was his rightful wife and Queen and she should be accorded with Royal honours. Catherine of Aragon had already been demoted to Dowager Princess of Wales after convocation had ruled […]

The John Hoskins Miniature of Anne Boleyn

| February 22, 2012

The John Hoskins Miniature of Anne Boleyn

As today is the anniversary of the death of miniaturist John Hoskins in 1665, I thought it was only right to share with you his beautiful miniature of Anne Boleyn. This miniature, although painted in the 17th century, is said to have been based on “an ancient original” and Anne Boleyn’s biographer, historian Eric Ives, […]

The Holbein Sketch – Is it Anne Boleyn?

| December 15, 2011

The Holbein Sketch – Is it Anne Boleyn?

Bendor Grosvenor, historian and art dealer, has just published an interesting article on his Art History News blog entitled Anne Boleyn regains her head in which he discusses research he and David Starkey carried out a few years ago on the Holbein drawing inscribed “Anna Bollein Queen”. He has actually reproduced the article he wrote […]

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 […]

11th April 1533, Good Friday – Anne Boleyn is Queen

| April 11, 2011

11th April 1533, Good Friday – Anne Boleyn is Queen

On Good Friday 1533, the 11th April, Henry VIII informed the Royal Council that Anne Boleyn was now his wife and Queen, and ordered them to accord her with royal honours, in the place of Catherine of Aragon who was now the Dowager Princess of Wales. This date, 11th April 1533, is recorded in Hans […]

Anne Boleyn Portraits – Which is the True Face of Anne Boleyn?

| August 19, 2010

Anne Boleyn Portraits – Which is the True Face of Anne Boleyn?

Part of what fascinates me about Anne Boleyn is the mystery that surrounds her. We do not even know, definitively, what she looked like and can only go on contemporary descriptions and portraiture. The problem with portraits of Anne Boleyn is that they are all so different and none are thought to be contemporary, but, […]

Anne Boleyn’s Coronation Procession

| April 6, 2010

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