Henry marries his Anne today in 1533

  • 2021 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    On the 25th January 1533 Henry VIII married a pregnant Anne Boleyn, despite still being married to his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. The ceremony was done in secret and it would be five months before Henry’s first marriage was finally annulled.
    Anne was 26 and not beautiful, but she was charismatic and Henry was drawn to her nearly seven years before, but she had played hard to get. Her sister had been one of Henry’s mistresses, then cast aside. It would seem she wanted to avoid this end, so did a good job of stringing her King along. Once pregnant, the infatuated fat, old man(41) felt he had to marry her. Unfortunately, the child born was not the son he craved and further pregnancies failed to go the term.
    As we all know, Henry tired of her and had her executed on trumped up charges of adultery with five men, including her brother.
    Of course their child would grow into the strong Elizabeth I and save her country from foreign invasion, so some good came of Anne’s marriage.

  • '12

    Thanks for another piece of the puzzle we call history!

  • @MrMalachiCrunch:

    Thanks for another piece of the puzzle we call history!

    I agree, its enjoyment reading Wittmann’s post.

  • 2021 2020 '19 '18 '17 '16 '15 '14 '13 Moderator

    Thanks you two.
    I have a good one for today; might have to do late on.
    Am watching football at the moment.

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