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15 October 1537 – Edward VI’s Christening

Hampton_Court_Great_GatehouseOn this day in 1537, three days after his birth, Henry VIII’s son, the future Edward VI, was christened in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court in a lavish ceremony. You can read a primary source account of the christening in an article I wrote over at The Anne Boleyn Files - click here.

In 2015 Lucy Worsley and David Starkey celebrates the 500th anniversary of Britain's finest surviving Tudor building, Hampton Court Palace, in a documentary which saw a re-enactment of the christening of Prince Edward, the future Edward VI. Click here to watch that documentary now.

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  1. R

    I highly recommend the documentary as it shows a reconstruction of the actual baptism of Prince Edward from an illustration showing the procession and who took part in it. There was also a sketch of the font which they also made for the occasion.

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15 October 1537 – Edward VI’s Christening