September 18 – A triumphant King Henry VIII after the Siege of Boulogne

| September 18, 2022

September 18 – A triumphant King Henry VIII after the Siege of Boulogne

On this day in Tudor history, 18th September 1544, following the French surrender of Boulogne to the English, King Henry VIII rode triumphantly through its streets. This First Siege of Boulogne had seen the town “sore assaulted and so besieged with such abundance of great ordinance that never was there a more valianter assault made”, […]

30 September 1544 – Henry VIII Returns from Boulogne Triumphant

| September 30, 2013

30 September 1544 – Henry VIII Returns from Boulogne Triumphant

On this day in history, 30th September 1544, King Henry VIII returned to England after his victory in Boulogne. The French forces had surrendered on 13th September after a siege which had lasted from 19th July. Edward Hall records the campaign in his chronicle: “The fourtene day of July the kynges maiestie in his royall […]