Here are some links for primary source accounts of Anne Boleyn's coronation, and the pageants and processions that went with it, on 1st June 1533:
- The noble tryumphaunt coronacyon of Quene Anne, wyfe unto the most noble kynge Henry VIII - Wynkyn de Worde's pamphlet.
- Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume VI, 583 – Coronation of Anne Boleyn, as reported by Sir John Spelman, one of the King’s Justices who attended. This is followed by a list of materials used for the Queen's litter, apparel and Goldsmith’s work – very interesting!
- LP vi.585 – Coronation of Anne Boleyn, From a catalogue of papers at Brussels, now lost. This one needs to be taken with a hefty pinch of salt, particularly “Her dress was covered with tongues pierced with nails, to show the treatment which those who spoke against her might expect” and the mention of her wart and goitre! This account is not backed up by any of the other accounts, but it shows what propaganda there was out there.
- Wriothesley’s Chronicle, p19-22 – An account of Anne Boleyn’s Coronation by the chronicler Charles Wriothesley.
- Hall’s Chronicle, p802-805 – An account by the chronicler Edward Hall.
- Holinshed’s Chronicle, p782-786 – An account by the chronicler Raphael Holinshed.