The First Act of Succession – 23 March 1534

| March 23, 2012

The First Act of Succession – 23 March 1534

This day in history, 23rd March 1534, was an important day for King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn because it was on this day that Parliament passed the Act of Succession. You can read the full Act of Succession in the book “Documents Illustrative of the History of the English Church”, which is available […]

Henry VIII Changes His Will – 30 December 1546

| December 30, 2011

Henry VIII Changes His Will – 30 December 1546

On this day in history, 30th December 1546, a rather unwell Henry VIII signed his last will and testament, authorising some changes made to the earlier 1544 document on the 26th December. According to historian Eric Ives, the changes were made to ensure successful transfer of royal authority to his son Edward “and to provide […]