The Tudor Society

25 January

On this day in Tudor history, 25th January 1533, King Henry VIII married his second wife, Anne Boleyn, at Whitehall Palace. In this video, I share an excerpt from my book, On This day in History, to tell you more about this event.

Today is also the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul - click here to read more about that.

Also on this day in history:

  • 1540 – Birth of Edmund Campion, Jesuit and martyr St Edmund Campion, in London. He was hanged, drawn and quartered on 1st December 1581 for treasonable conspiracy. Campion was beatified in 1886 by Pope Leo XIII and canonized in 1970 by Pope Paul VI.
  • 1554 – Thomas Wyatt the Younger raised his standard in Maidstone, and other rebels in Kent made simultaneous proclamations in Rochester, Tonbridge, Malling, and Milton. Click here to read more about Wyatt's Rebellion.
  • 1559 – Elizabeth I's first Parliament was inaugurated.
  • 1567 – Death of Sir William Hewett, Lord Mayor of London from 1st September 1559.
  • 1586 – Robert Dudley accepted the title of Governor-General of the Netherlands.

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  1. M

    Hi Claire. I can sometimes get behind a day or two. I certainly think something important did happen in November. But why multiple ceremonies, months apart? And Anne really kept him at bay for so many years, why go back on that if there wasn’t a ceremony in November? Unless she felt, being presented at Calais as queen in all but name ended up being enough. (Even though she was slighted by the queen of France and her ladies, and some of the pomp didn’t happen). I’m sorry I’m rambling. I didn’t know before this that there was another potential wedding day. Thanks! Michelle t

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