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” […]

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