Biography of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England

Timeline

Around 1501 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England was born to Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde and Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire, Countess Ormonde.

Around 1507 John Astley Master of the Jewel House was born to Thomas Astley of Hilmorton and Anne Wood. His mother was the sister of Elizabeth Wood who was married to James Boleyn who was uncle to Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England.

In 1523 Henry Percy 6th Earl Northumberland and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England were secretly betrothed but the bethrothal broken off when his father Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland refused to support their engagement.

Anne Boleyn's Investiture as Marchioness of Pembroke

On 01 Sep 1532 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England was created 1st Marquess Pembroke with Henry VIII performing the investiture at Windsor Castle. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk, Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley, Jean Dinteville, Edward Lee Archbishop York, John Stokesley Bishop London were present. Stephen Gardiner Bishop Winchester read the Patent of Creation. .

Henry and Anne Visit France

Around Nov 1532 Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England met with Francis I King France at Calais. Henry Howard was present. .

Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On 25 Jan 1533 Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England were married by Rowland Leigh Bishop Coventry and Lichfield at Whitehall Palace. Thomas Heneage and Henry Norreys witnessed. .

Coronation of Anne Boleyn

On 01 Jun 1533 the six months pregnant Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England was crowned Queen Consort England by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury at Westminster Abbey. See Coronation of Anne Boleyn.
John Vere 15th Earl Oxford bore the Crown. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk carried the Salt. Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset rode in the procession. William Coffin Master was appointed as Master of the Horse. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex served as Lord Sewer. Henry Parker and William Coffin Master were knighted. Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley and Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle were created Knight of the Bath. Margaret Paternal Marchioness Dorset rode in the procession. Arthur Hopton attended.

On 07 Sep 1533 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland was born to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England.

On 21 Aug 1535 Nicholas Poyntz visited by Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England at Acton Court.

Funeral of Catherine of Aragon

On 29 Jan 1536 Catherine of Aragon was buried at Chancel at a service for a Princess rather than Queen. Eleanor Brandon was Chief Mourner. Henry VIII refused their daughter Henry VIII permission to attend. On the same day Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England miscarried a boy; regarded as the start of Anne's demise. .

On 29 Jan 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England miscarried a boy.

On 02 May 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England arrested.

Arrest and Imprisonment of Anne Boleyn

On 02 May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn was charged with treason and accused of 'despising her marriage and entertaining malice against the King, and following daily her frail and carnal lust'. She was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Five ladies were appointed to serve Anne whilst in prison including her aunt by marriage Elizabeth Wood, wife of her uncle James Boleyn and her aunt Anne Boleyn. .

Trial of Anne Boleyn

On 15 May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn tried at the King's Hall in the Tower of London. .
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk was appointed Lord High Steward and presided. Henry Howard attended. Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu was one of the judges. Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester was the principal witness.
The jurors were:
Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk,
Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln,
Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon,
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland,
John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt,
Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland,
Henry Parker 11th Baron Marshal, 10th Baron Morley,
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby,
Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle,
John Vere 15th Earl Oxford,
Thomas Wentworth 1st Baron Wentworth,
Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester,
Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland,
Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 5th Baron Strabolgi, 1st Baron Burgh,
Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter,
William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel,
Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel,
Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon,
Edward Powers Lord Powers,
William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne,
Thomas Ware,
Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor, and
George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham.

Execution of Anne Boleyn

On 19 May 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England was beheaded at Tower Green. Unusually a sword was used. Her execution was witnessed by Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk, Catherine Carey and Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke Richmond and Somerset.
Anne's last words, as reported by Edward Hall, were as follows:
Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak any thing of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never; and to me was he ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord. And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. O Lord, have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul. "
To Christ I commend my soul, Jesu receive my soul.

After 19 May 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church.

Around 1580 based on a work of around 1534. Unknown Artist. Portrait of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England.

Around 1580 based on a work of around 1534.Unknown Artist. Portrait of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Boleyn

Maternal Family Tree: Eleanor Vitre Countess Salisbury

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 7 Grand Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of Philip "Bold" III King France

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde

GrandFather: William Boleyn

Great GrandFather: Geoffrey Boleyn Lord Mayor

Great Great GrandFather: Geoffrey Boleyn

Great Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Boleyn

Great Great Great GrandMother: Anne Bracton

Great Great GrandMother: Alice Unknown

Great GrandMother: Ann Hoo

Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Hoo 1st Baron Hoo and Hastings

Great Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Hoo

Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Wychingham

GrandMother: Margaret Butler

Great GrandFather: Thomas Butler 7th Earl Ormonde

Great Great GrandFather: James "White Earl" Butler 4th Earl Ormonde

Great Great Great GrandFather: James Butler 3rd Earl Ormonde

Great Great Great GrandMother: Anne Welles Countess Ormonde

Great Great GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp Countess Ormonde

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Beauchamp 1st Baron Bergavenny

Great Great Great GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan Baroness Bergavenny

Great GrandMother: Anne Hankford Countess Ormonde

Great Great GrandFather: Richard Hankford

Great Great Great GrandFather: Richard Hankford

Great Great GrandMother: Anne Montagu Duchess Exeter

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury

Great Great Great GrandMother: Maud Francis Countess Salisbury

Mother: Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire, Countess Ormonde

GrandFather: Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk

Great GrandFather: John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk

Great Great GrandFather: Robert Howard

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Howard

Great Great Great GrandMother: Alice Tendring

Great Great GrandMother: Margaret Mowbray Baroness Grey Ruthyn

Great Great Great GrandFather: Thomas Mowbray 1st Duke Norfolk

Great Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk

Great GrandMother: Katherine Moleyns

GrandMother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey

Great GrandFather: Frederick Tilney

Great Great GrandFather: Philip Tilney

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney

Great Great GrandFather: Lawrence Cheney

Great Great Great GrandFather: William Cheney

Great Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Cockayne

Great Great Great GrandFather: John Cockayne Chief Baron

Great Great Great GrandMother: Ida Grey