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May 29 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation celebrations begin

On this day in Tudor history, 29th May 1533, the day after Henry VIII's marriage to Anne Boleyn had been proclaimed valid, four days of celebrations began for Anne's coronation in London.

The first event, on 29th, was a lavish river procession on the Thames, which must have been a tremendous sight for citizens lining the banks. The procession was made up of over 300 river craft that were beautifully decorated. As well as carrying the queen and her ladies, bishops, noblemen and courtiers, a wherry carried a mechanical fire-breathing dragon surrounded by monsters and wild men. There were also lots of minstrels and musicians.

Here's my video on this procession, which ended with Anne being greeted at the Tower of London by her husband, the king:

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    love everything Tudor related. I’d love to see a book with all Eustace Chapuys wrote to the Emperor!

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May 29 – Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation celebrations begin