25 January 1533 – The Secret Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| January 25, 2013

25 January 1533 – The Secret Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On this day in history, 25th January 1533, St Paul’s Day, King Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn in a secret ceremony at Whitehall. Nicholas Harpsfield, the Catholic apologist writing in Mary I’s reign, recorded: “The first whereof was that the King was married to [the] Lady Anne Bulleyne long ere there was any divorce made […]

25 January 1533 – Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

| January 25, 2012

25 January 1533 – Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

According to Thomas Cranmer, Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn on St Paul’s Day, the 25th January 1533. In a letter to Archdeacon Hawkyns, written in June 1533 and recording Anne Boleyn’s coronation, Cranmer wrote:- “But now, sir, you may not imagine that this coronation was before her marriage; for she was married much about St […]

A Tale of Two Weddings – 14th November 1501 and 1532

| November 14, 2011

A Tale of Two Weddings – 14th November 1501 and 1532

According to the chronicler Edward Hall, it was on this day in history, St Erkenwald’s Day 1532, that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn secretly married:- “The kyng, after his returne [from Calais] maried priuily[privily] the lady Anne Bulleyn on sainet Erkenwaldes daie, whiche mariage was kept so secrete, that very fewe knewe it, til she […]

Henry VIII Marries Anne Boleyn – 25th January 1533

| January 25, 2011

Henry VIII Marries Anne Boleyn – 25th January 1533

On this day in history, 25th January 1533, Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn. Alison Weir writes of their marriage in her book “The Six Wives of Henry VIII”:- “Just before dawn, on the morning of the 25 January 1533, a small group of people gathered in the King’s private chapel in Whitehall Palace for the […]

St Erkenwald’s Day 1532 – The Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn?

| November 14, 2010

St Erkenwald’s Day 1532 – The Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn?

Although we know that Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn officially tied the knot at a secret wedding ceremony on the 25th January 1533, the Tudor chronicler, Edward Hall, records that the couple actually got married on Thursday 14th November 1532, St Erkenwald’s Day:- “The kyng, after his returne [from Calais] maried priuily[privily] the lady Anne […]

A Secret Marriage

| January 25, 2010

A Secret Marriage

On this day in history, 25th January 1533, Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII tied the knot in a somewhat secret ceremony. Eric Ives, in “The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn”, writes of how in the autumn of 1532 (probably November) Henry finally “felt secure enough to consummate his relationship with Anne – and she, […]