7 June 1536 – A water pageant for the new queen

| June 7, 2016

7 June 1536 – A water pageant for the new queen

On 7th June 1536, just over a week since Jane Seymour’s marriage to King Henry VIII and three days after she had been officially proclaimed queen, a water pageant took place on the River Thames from Greenwich to Westminster in her honour. Chronicler Charles Wriothesley recorded the celebrations: “Also, the 7th day of June, being […]

2 June 1536 – Queen Jane Seymour’s first public appearance

| June 2, 2016

On Friday 2nd June 1536, according to Sir John Russell, Queen Jane Seymour made her first public appearance since her marriage to King Henry VIII on 30th May. She appeared at Greenwich Palace. Here is an extract from Sir John Russell’s letter to Lord Lisle, Lord Deputy of Calais: “On Friday last [2nd June] the […]