1st September 1532 – Anne Boleyn Becomes Marquis of Pembroke

| September 1, 2010

On this day in history, 1st September 1532, Anne Boleyn was created Marquis of Pembroke to fit her for what Eric Ives calls “the European Stage”. Anne Boleyn was not yet queen, to Henry and Anne’s annoyance, so it was essential for Anne to be given status in readiness for her impending meeting with Francis […]

Anne Boleyn Becomes Marquis of Pembroke

| September 1, 2009

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” […]