Anne Boleyn Becomes Marquis of Pembroke

| September 1, 2009

Anne Boleyn Becomes Marquis of Pembroke

On this day in history, 1st September 1532, Henry VIII made Anne Boleyn Marquis (Marchioness or Marquess) of Pembroke. Why did Henry give Anne such a prestigious title in her own right? Quite simply it was to “fit” her for the European stage, in readiness for meeting King Francis I of France. “The Great Matter” […]

Poem – The Lady Marquess

| July 28, 2009

Poem – The Lady Marquess

This poem is Part 11 in Esther Hyams’ wonderful series of poems telling the life story of Anne Boleyn. Please check out Esther’s other poems and leave Esther a comment to encourage her! The Lady Marquess of Pembroke The King wanted Anne to have a proper rank of her own As they prepared to go […]

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