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29 October 1532 – Henry VIII says Goodbye to Francis I

| October 29, 2014

29 October 1532 – Henry VIII says Goodbye to Francis I

On 29th October 1532, according to Wynkyn de Word, Henry VIII accompanied Francis I to Morgison, situated seven miles outside of Calais, and bid farewell to him there. Francis I then carried on to Paris: “And vpon the. xxix. daye of October the frensshe kynge departed fro Caleys to Parys ward and our kynge brought […]

28 October 1532 – Henry and Anne’s Last Full Day in Calais with Francis I

| October 28, 2014

28 October 1532 – Henry and Anne’s Last Full Day in Calais with Francis I

Monday 28th October 1532 was the last full day of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s time with Francis I in Calais. The Maner of the Tryumphe of Cales and Bulleyn, which was printed in 1533 by Wykyn de Worde, gives us details of what happened that day: “And vpon monday whiche was the. xxix. day […]

21 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn Stays in Calais while Henry VIII meets with Francis I

| October 21, 2014

21 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn Stays in Calais while Henry VIII meets with Francis I

On 21st October 1532, Henry VIII left Anne Boleyn in Calais to spend four days with Francis I, “his beloved brother”, at the French court in Boulogne. When Henry and Anne’s trip to Calais had first been planned, Anne had wanted to attend the meeting at the French court in Boulogne as Henry’s consort. She […]

7 June 1520 – Henry VIII, Francis I and the Field of Cloth of Gold

| June 7, 2014

7 June 1520 – Henry VIII, Francis I and the Field of Cloth of Gold

The 7th June 1520, was the first day of the historic meeting between Henry VIII and Francis I of France between the English stronghold of Guînes and the French town of Ardres, on a piece of land referred to as the Field of Cloth of Gold. It was to last until 24th June. Henry VIII […]

29 October 1532 – Henry VIII Bids Farewell to Francis I

| October 29, 2013

29 October 1532 – Henry VIII Bids Farewell to Francis I

On 29th October 1532, according to Wynkyn de Word, Henry VIII accompanied Francis I to Morgison, situated seven miles outside of Calais, and bid farewell to him there. Francis I then carried on to Paris. Chronicler Edward Hall dates the farewell to 30th October and writes: “The morowe after beyng the thirtie daie of October, […]

28 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s Last Full Day in Calais

| October 28, 2013

28 October 1532 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s Last Full Day in Calais

Monday 28th October 1532 was the last full day of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s time with Francis I in Calais. The day’s events included a chapter of the Order of the Garter, where Henry VIII made Anne, duc de Montmorency and Grand Master of France, and Philippe de Chabot, Admiral of France, Knights of […]

27 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn’s Dramatic Entrance at Calais

| October 27, 2013

27 October 1532 – Anne Boleyn’s Dramatic Entrance at Calais

On Sunday 27th October 1532, Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, made a dramatic entrance after the great banquet held by Henry VIII in Calais for Francis I. The chronicler Edward Hall writes of how the room was lavishly decorated with cloth of tissue, cloth of silver, gold wreaths decorated with stones and pearls, and candelabra. […]

21 October 1532 – Henry VIII left Anne Boleyn in Calais while he met with Francis I

| October 21, 2013

21 October 1532 – Henry VIII left Anne Boleyn in Calais while he met with Francis I

On Monday 21st October 1532, according to Edward Hall’s Chronicle and Wynkyn de Worde’s The Maner of the tryumphe of Caleys and Bulleyn, Henry VIII left Anne Boleyn in Calais to spend four days with Francis I, “his beloved brother”, at the French court in Boulogne. Hall describes how Henry was “accompaignied with the Dukes […]