Anne Boleyn’s final Maundy Thursday in 1536

| April 14, 2022

Anne Boleyn’s final Maundy Thursday in 1536

On 13th April 1536, Maundy Thursday, Queen Anne Boleyn took part in her final Maundy Thursday service, distributing Maundy money and washing feet. The court expenses show that the “costs of the Queen’s Maundy” for that year were “31 l. 3s. 9 ½d.” Anne’s chaplain, William Latymer, and martyrologist John Foxe both wrote of how […]

The royals and Maundy Thursday

| April 18, 2019

The royals and Maundy Thursday

Today, the day before Good Friday, is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday. It’s the day that commemorates the Last Supper, that final and special meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples, and where he washed their feet. As I’ve explained in previous articles, the Gospels’ account of Jesus washing his disciples’ feet was remembered […]

Maundy Thursday and Anne Boleyn

| March 29, 2018

Maundy Thursday and Anne Boleyn

Today, the Thursday before Easter, is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday. It commemorates the Last Supper, that final and special meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples, and Christ’s washing of their feet. Anne Boleyn owned a copy of William Tyndale’s English translation of the New Testament so I thought that I would use […]

13 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn’s last Maundy Thursday

| April 13, 2017

13 April 1536 – Anne Boleyn’s last Maundy Thursday

This day in history, 13th April 1536, was Maundy Thursday – as it is this year – the day which commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples before his arrest. It was to be the last time that Anne Boleyn would carry out the traditional duties of a […]

Today is Maundy Thursday

| March 24, 2016

Today is Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday, the feast day that commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples before his arrest. You can read all about how what the Tudors did on this day, including details of the foot-washing ceremony, in my article over at the Tudor Society – click here. […]

Maundy Thursday

| April 2, 2015

Maundy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday, the feast day that commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples before his arrest, so I just wanted to share with you some articles I have written on the topic: Maundy Thursday Anne Boleyn and Maundy Thursday 2 April – On this day in […]

Maundy Thursday in my Village

| April 18, 2014

Maundy Thursday in my Village

I just wanted to share with you some photos from last night’s Maundy Thursday procession in my village. Thanks to Tim for taking them. [slideshow id=583 w=400 h=400]

Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday

| April 17, 2014

Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday

Today is Maundy Thursday, a day in the Christian calendar which commemorates the Last Supper, that final meal that Jesus Christ had with his disciples before his arrest. On Maundy Thursday in Tudor times the church was prepared for Easter with water and wine being used to wash the altars. It was also traditional for […]