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11 July 1533 – The Pope threatens Henry VIII over Anne Boleyn

| July 11, 2015

11 July 1533 – The Pope threatens Henry VIII over Anne Boleyn

On 11 Pope Clement VII declared that Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was null, as was the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, and threatened the King with excommunication if he did not abandon the pregnant Anne and return to Catherine. Read more… Also on this day in history… 1536 – Death […]

11 July 1533 – The Pope Declares Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn Null

| July 11, 2014

11 July 1533 – The Pope Declares Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn Null

On 11th July 1533, just over a month after Anne Boleyn’s coronation, Pope Clement VII declared that Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was null, as was the annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, and threatened the King with excommunication if he did not abandon the pregnant Anne and return to Catherine. The […]

11 July 1533 – Henry VIII Ordered to Abandon Anne Boleyn

| July 11, 2013

11 July 1533 – Henry VIII Ordered to Abandon Anne Boleyn

On 11th July 1533, Pope Clement VII declared his sentence on the annulment of the King’s marriage to Catherine of Aragin and his subsequent marriage to Anne Boleyn: “Sentence of Clement VII. against Henry VIII., declaring his divorce from Katharine and marriage with Anne Boleyn null; and pronouncing the King to have incurred the greater […]

23 March 1534 – Parliament Declares the Validity of the Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| March 23, 2013

23 March 1534 – Parliament Declares the Validity of the Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On this day in 1534, Parliament passed the First Act of Succession and declared that the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn was valid and that the succession would pass through the heirs of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. You can read all about the Act in my article The First Act of Succession […]

25 January 1533 – The Secret Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| January 25, 2013

25 January 1533 – The Secret Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 25th January 1533, St Paul’s Day, King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony at Whitehall. Nicholas Harpsfield, the Catholic apologist writing in Mary I’s reign, recorded: “The first whereof was that the King was married to [the] Lady Anne Bulleyne long ere there was any divorce made […]

14th November 1532 – The Wedding of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII?

| November 14, 2012

14th November 1532 – The Wedding of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII?

Tudor chronicler Edward Hall recorded in his chronicle: “The kyng, after his returne [from Calais] maried priuily[privily] the lady Anne Bulleyn on sainet Erkenwaldes daie, whiche mariage was kept so secrete, that very fewe knewe it, til she was greate with child, at Easter after.”1 He is saying that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were […]