Video – 26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares for childbirth

| August 26, 2019

Video – 26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares for childbirth

On this day in Tudor history, 26th August 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of King Henry VIII, prepared for the birth of her first child by “taking her chamber” at Greenwich Palace. This child was of course the future Queen Elizabeth I. “Taking her chamber” was common practice in Tudor England, and in today’s […]

26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares for childbirth

| August 26, 2017

26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn prepares for childbirth

On this day in history, Tuesday 26th August 1533, Anne Boleyn, second wife and queen consort of King Henry VIII, prepared for the birth of her child by “taking her chamber”, i.e. entering a female only environment, for the final weeks of her pregnancy. It was usual for a woman in those times to take […]

Queen Anne Boleyn takes to her chamber

| August 26, 2015

Queen Anne Boleyn takes to her chamber

On 26th August 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn took to her chamber to prepare for the birth of her first child, the future Elizabeth I. Anne’s “taking her chamber” ceremony took place at Greenwich Palace. A heavily pregnant Queen Anne Boleyn attended a special mass at the palace’s Chapel Royal and then processed with her ladies […]

26 August 1533 – Anne Boleyn takes to her Chamber

| August 26, 2014

26 August 1533 – Anne Boleyn takes to her Chamber

One of the rituals associated with childbirth was called “taking her chamber”. A Tudor woman usually “took to her chamber”, or went into confinement, four to six weeks before her due date. Anne Boleyn took to her chamber on 26th August 1533, less than two weeks before Elizabeth was born. Elizabeth may have been premature, […]

26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn Took to her Chamber

| August 26, 2013

26 August 1533 – Queen Anne Boleyn Took to her Chamber

On this day in 1533, Queen Anne Boleyn went through one of the rituals associated with childbirth: “taking her chamber”. A Tudor woman usually took to her chamber, or went into confinement, four to six weeks before her due date but Anne took to her chamber on 26th August 1533, less than 2 weeks before […]

26 August 1533 – The Queen’s “Taking Her Chamber” Ceremony

| August 26, 2012

26 August 1533 – The Queen’s “Taking Her Chamber” Ceremony

On this day in history, 26th August 1533, the pregnant Queen Anne Boleyn took to her chamber, after a special ceremony, to prepare for the birth of her first child. You can read all the details in my article from last year 26 August 1533 – Anne Boleyn Prepares for the Birth of Her First […]