8 June 1536 – The Second Act of Succession and a letter from Mary to Henry VIII

| June 8, 2018

On this day in history, 8th June 1536, exactly three weeks after the execution of Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, the sixth Parliament of Henry’s reign met. It went on to pass the Second Act of Succession, removing the king’s daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, from the line of succession and declaring […]

8 June 1536 – The Second Act of Succession

| June 8, 2016

8 June 1536 – The Second Act of Succession

On this day in history, 8th June 1536, the sixth Parliament of the reign of Henry VIII met. It went on to pass the second Act of Succession removing Henry VIII’s daughters, Mary and Elizabeth, from the line of succession and declaring them bastards. Mary had already been declared illegitimate in the First Act of […]

1 July 1536 – Henry VIII’s Daughters Declared Illegitimate

| July 1, 2014

1 July 1536 – Henry VIII’s Daughters Declared Illegitimate

On 1st July 1536, Parliament gave the Second Act of Succession its first reading. This superseded the 1534 Act of Succession, which had made Mary illegitimate and had appointed Elizabeth as heir to the throne. The new act declared the illegitimacy of both of Henry’s daughters. Both girls were now barred from the line of […]

22 June 1536 – The Submission of the Lady Mary

| June 22, 2013

22 June 1536 – The Submission of the Lady Mary

On 22nd June 1536,1 following a threatening visit from members of her father’s council and the arrest of one of her household, Henry VIII’s eldest daughter, Mary, finally submitted to her father, Henry VIII, accepting him as Supreme Head of the Church in England and accepting the invalidity of her parents’ marriage: “Moste humbly prostrete […]

15 June 1536 – Henry VIII’s Council Threaten Mary

| June 15, 2013

15 June 1536 – Henry VIII’s Council Threaten Mary

On 15 June 1536 Henry VIII’s daughter, Mary, received a visit at her home of Hunsdon from members of her father’s council. This visit followed Parliament’s passing of the Second Act of Succession, which made both Mary and her half-sister Elizabeth illegitimate and removed them from the succession, and Mary’s efforts to reconcile with her […]

8 June 1536 – The Lady Mary Writes to Her Father and the Second Act of Succession is Passed

| June 8, 2013

8 June 1536 – The Lady Mary Writes to Her Father and the Second Act of Succession is Passed

On 8th June 1536, Henry VIII’s eldest daughter, Mary, continued in her quest to reconcile with her father following the death of Anne Boleyn. Letters and Papers has a record of her letter: “Begs his daily blessing. Though she understands, to her inestimable comfort, that he has forgiven all her offences and withdrawn his displeasure […]