25 January 1533 – Henry VIII finally marries Anne Boleyn

| January 25, 2017

25 January 1533 – Henry VIII finally marries Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, early in the morning of 25th January 1533, the feast of the conversion of St Paul, Henry VIII finally married the woman he had waited nearly six years to marry, Anne Boleyn, daughter of Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire. Henry VIII had applied for a dispensation to marry Anne back […]

25 January 1533 – Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn at Whitehall

| January 25, 2015

25 January 1533 – Henry VIII marries Anne Boleyn at Whitehall

On 25 January 1533, St Paul’s Day, Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony at Whitehall. In a letter to Archdeacon Hawkyns, written in June 1533 and recording Anne Boleyn’s coronation, Cranmer wrote: “But now, sir, you may not imagine that this coronation was before her marriage; for she was married much about […]

14 November 1532 – The Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn?

| November 14, 2014

14 November 1532 – The Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn?

Although we know that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn had a private, and rather secret, marriage ceremony on 25th January 1533, chronicler Edward Hall also records a marriage ceremony on 14th November 1532, St Erkenwald’s Day: “The kyng after his returne, maried priuily the lady Anne Bulleyn, on sainct Erkenwaldes daie, whiche mariage was kept […]

Happy Wedding Anniversary Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn – 25 January 1533

| January 25, 2014

Happy Wedding Anniversary Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn – 25 January 1533

On this day in history, 25th January 1533, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn got married in a secret ceremony at Whitehall. You can read all about the marriage in my article 25 January 1533 – Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. This might not have been the first marriage ceremony that the couple had […]

25 January 1533 – The Secret Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| January 25, 2013

25 January 1533 – The Secret Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 25th January 1533, St Paul’s Day, King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony at Whitehall. Nicholas Harpsfield, the Catholic apologist writing in Mary I’s reign, recorded: “The first whereof was that the King was married to [the] Lady Anne Bulleyne long ere there was any divorce made […]

14th November 1532 – The Wedding of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII?

| November 14, 2012

14th November 1532 – The Wedding of Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII?

Tudor chronicler Edward Hall recorded in his chronicle: “The kyng, after his returne [from Calais] maried priuily[privily] the lady Anne Bulleyn on sainet Erkenwaldes daie, whiche mariage was kept so secrete, that very fewe knewe it, til she was greate with child, at Easter after.”1 He is saying that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn were […]