25 January 1533 – Henry VIII finally marries Anne Boleyn

| January 25, 2017

25 January 1533 – Henry VIII finally marries Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, early in the morning of 25th January 1533, the feast of the conversion of St Paul, Henry VIII finally married the woman he had waited nearly six years to marry, Anne Boleyn, daughter of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire. Henry VIII had applied for a dispensation to marry Anne back […]

14 November 1532 – The first secret marriage?

| November 14, 2016

According to Archbishop Thomas Cranmer, King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn on St Paul’s Day 1533, i.e. 25th January 1533, in a ceremony that was so secret that even Cranmer did not find out about it until several weeks after the happy event. However, this may not have been the first secret marriage ceremony for […]

25 January 1533 – A St Paul’s Day wedding for Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

| January 25, 2016

25 January 1533 – A St Paul’s Day wedding for Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII

Early in the morning of 25th January 1533, the feast of the conversion of St Paul, King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony performed by Rowland Lee, Henry VIII’s chaplain. In attendance on the king and queen, according to Nicholas Harpsfield, the Catholic apologist writing in Mary I’s reign, were Henry Norris […]

St Erkenwald’s Day – The 1532 Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and the 1501 Marriage of Arthur, Prince of Wales, and Catherine of Aragon

| November 14, 2013

St Erkenwald’s Day – The 1532 Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, and the 1501 Marriage of Arthur, Prince of Wales, and Catherine of Aragon

Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn returned from their trip to Calais on St Erkenwald’s Day (14th November) 1532, landing at Dover, on the Kent coast, at 5am.1 The couple then took their time travelling to London. Eustace Chapuys, the Imperial ambassador, wrote that the King spent a few days in Dover and the surrounding area […]

25 January 1533 – Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| January 25, 2012

25 January 1533 – Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

According to Thomas Cranmer, Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn on St Paul’s Day, the 25th January 1533. In a letter to Archdeacon Hawkyns, written in June 1533 and recording Anne Boleyn’s coronation, Cranmer wrote:- “But now, sir, you may not imagine that this coronation was before her marriage; for she was married much about St […]