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Anne Boleyn’s Miscarriage – 29th January 1536

| January 29, 2011

Anne Boleyn’s Miscarriage – 29th January 1536

On the same day that her predecessor, Catherine of Aragon, was laid to rest, Anne Boleyn miscarried. The Imperial ambassador reported the miscarriage to his master, Charles V:- “On the day of the interment [Catherine of Aragon’s funeral] the Concubine had an abortion which seemed to be a male child which she had not borne […]

The Pregnancies of Anne Boleyn and Catherine of Aragon

| February 3, 2010

The Pregnancies of Anne Boleyn and Catherine of Aragon

Last week, I considered the role of Anne’s final miscarriage in the fall of Anne Boleyn and the Boleyn faction. Although Retha Warnicke concludes that “her fall was almost certainly triggered by the nature of the miscarriage she was to suffer in late January, for there is no evidence that she had been in any […]

Was Anne Boleyn’s Miscarriage Responsible for Her Fall?

| January 29, 2010

Was Anne Boleyn’s Miscarriage Responsible for Her Fall?

On this day in history, 29th January 1536 Catherine of Aragon was interred at Peterborough Cathedral and her successor Anne Boleyn suffered a miscarriage, a huge blow to both Anne and Henry VIII who were desperate for a son. As I said in my post a couple of week’s ago, there are many possible reasons […]