May 30 – Knights of the Bath for Anne Boleyn’s coronation, and another wedding for Henry VIII

| May 30, 2022

May 30 – Knights of the Bath for Anne Boleyn’s coronation, and another wedding for Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, on the night of 30th/31st May 1533, as part of the celebrations for Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation, which was scheduled for 1st June, eighteen men were created Knights of the Bath. What did this mean? What happened in this night-long ceremony? Find out… Exactly three years later, on 30th […]

30 May 1536 – The Wedding of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

| May 30, 2013

30 May 1536 – The Wedding of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

Following their betrothal on 20th May 1536, the day after Anne Boleyn’s execution, Henry VIII married his third wife, Jane Seymour, on Tuesday 30th May 1536 in the Queen’s Closet at York Place (Whitehall). We call Jane Seymour Henry VIII’s third wife, but in Henry’s eyes she was his “first true wife” because his previous […]