August 23 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visit Acton Court

| August 23, 2022

August 23 – Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn visit Acton Court

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd August 1535, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Sir Nicholas Poyntz welcomed the king and his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, to his home Acton Court in Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire. Poyntz was a royal favourite and keen reformer, and the royal couple were visiting reformers on […]

August 1535 – Sir Nicholas Poyntz plays host to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| August 21, 2016

August 1535 – Sir Nicholas Poyntz plays host to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On 23rd August 1535*, King Henry VIII and his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, were scheduled to visit Sir Nicholas Poyntz (c.1510 – 1556) at his home, Acton Court, in Iron Acton, South Gloucestershire, as part of their progress to the south-west. This progress was an opportunity for the couple to promote the Reformation and […]

21 August 1535 – Acton Court welcomes Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| August 21, 2015

21 August 1535 – Acton Court welcomes Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On 21st August 1535, Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn visited Acton Court, in Iron Acton, south Gloucestershire, as part of their progress to the south-west. Acton Court was the home of Sir Nicholas Poyntz, a man who was known for his support of religious reform. In preparation for the royal visit, Poyntz […]

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