Biography of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536

Timeline

In 1498 Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (21) and Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire, Countess Ormonde 1480-1538 (18) were married

Around 1501 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 was born to Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (24) and Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire, Countess Ormonde 1480-1538 (21)

Around 1507 John Astley Master of the Jewel House 1507-1595 was born to Thomas Astley of Hilmorton and Anne Wood -1512. His mother was the sister of Elizabeth Wood who was married to James Boleyn -1561 who was uncle to Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (6).

In 1523 Henry Percy 6th Earl Northumberland 1502-1537 and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (22) were secretly betrothed but the bethrothal broken off when his father Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527 refused to support their engagement.

Anne Boleyn's Investiture as Marchioness of Pembroke

On 01 Sep 1532 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (31) was created 1st Marquess Pembroke with Henry VIII (41) performing the investiture at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Berkshire.
Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (55), Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545, Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (58), Eleanor Paston Baroness Ros Helmsley 1495-1551 (37), Jean Dinteville, Edward Lee Archbishop York 1482-1544 (50), John Stokesley Bishop London 1475-1539 (57) were present.
Stephen Gardiner Bishop Winchester 1483-1555 (49) read the Patent of Creation.
Mary Howard Duchess Richmond and Somerset 1519-1557 (12) carried Anne's (31) train replacing her mother Elizabeth Stafford Duchess Norfolk 1497-1558 (35) who had been banished from Court. Anne (31) and Mary Howard 1519-1557{she} were cousins.

Henry and Anne Visit France

Around Nov 1532 Henry VIII (41) and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (31) met with Francis I King France 1494-1547 (38) at Calais. Henry Howard 1516-1547 (16) was present.

Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

On 25 Jan 1533 Henry VIII (41) and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (32) were married by Rowland Leigh Bishop Coventry and Lichfield (45) at Whitehall Palace. Anne Savage Baroness Berkeley 1515-1564, Thomas Heneage 1480-1553 (53) and Henry Norreys 1482-1536 witnessed.

Coronation of Anne Boleyn

On 01 Jun 1533 the six months pregnant Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (32) was crowned Queen Consort England by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (43) at Westminster Abbey. See Coronation of Anne Boleyn.
John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (62) bore the Crown. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (15) carried the Salt. Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 rode in the procession. William Coffin Master 1495-1538 (38) was appointed as Master of the Horse. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 served as Lord Sewer. Henry Parker 1513-1552 and William Coffin Master 1495-1538 (38) were knighted. Thomas Berkeley 6th Baron Berkeley 1505-1534 and Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle 1507-1560 were created Knight of the Bath. Margaret Wotton Marchioness Dorset 1487-1535 rode in the procession. Arthur Hopton 1489-1555 (44) attended.
Thomas More Chancellor Speaker 1478-1535 (55) refused to attend. Shortly thereafter, More was charged with accepting bribes, but the charges had to be dismissed for lack of any evidence.

Birth and Christening of Elizabeth I

On 07 Sep 1533 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 was born to Henry VIII (42) and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (32).

Around 1534 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (37). Drawing of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (33). The attribution is contentious.

Around 1534 Hans Holbein The Younger 1497-1543 (37). Drawing of Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (33). The attribution is contentious.

On 21 Aug 1535 Nicholas Poyntz 1510-1556 visited by Henry VIII (44) and Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (34) at Acton Court, Iron Acton, Gloucestershire

On 29 Jan 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (35) miscarried a boy.

Funeral of Catherine of Aragon

On 29 Jan 1536 Catherine of Aragon was buried at Chancel, Peterborough Cathedral, Peterborough, Northamptonshire at a service for a Princess rather than Queen. Eleanor Brandon 1519-1547 was Chief Mourner. Henry VIII (44) refused their daughter Henry VIII (44) permission to attend. On the same day Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (35) miscarried a boy; regarded as the start of Anne's demise.

On 02 May 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (35) was arrested

Arrest and Imprisonment of Anne Boleyn

On 02 May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn (35) 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, Tower Hill, City 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 -1561 and her aunt Anne Boleyn 1475-1556.

Trial of Anne Boleyn

On 15 May 1536 Queen Anne Boleyn (35) tried at the King's Hall in the Tower of London. .
Thomas Howard 3rd Duke Norfolk 1473-1554 (62) was appointed Lord High Steward and presided. Henry Howard 1516-1547 (20) attended. Henry Pole 1st Baron Montagu 1492-1539 was one of the judges. Elizabeth Browne Countess Worcester 1502-1565 was the principal witness.
The jurors were:
Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545,
Edward Clinton 1st Earl Lincoln 1512-1585,
Thomas Fiennes 9th Baron Dacre Gilsland 1515-1541
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (48),
Thomas Manners 1st Earl Rutland 1492-1543 (44),
John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt 1480-1562,
Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland 1498-1549 (38),
Henry Parker 11th Baron Marshal, 10th Baron Morley 1476-1556,
Edward Stanley 3rd Earl Derby 1509-1572 (27),
Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle 1507-1560,
John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (65),
Thomas Wentworth 1st Baron Wentworth 1501-1551,
Henry Somerset 2nd Earl Worcester 1496-1549 (40),
Henry Percy 5th Earl Northumberland 1478-1527,
Thomas Burgh 7th Baron Cobham Sternborough, 5th Baron Strabolgi, 1st Baron Burgh 1488-1550,
Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter 1496-1539 (40),
William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel 1476-1544 (60),
Henry Fitzalan 19th Earl Arundel 1512-1580 (24),
Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544 (48),
Edward Powers Lord Powers,
William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne 1470-1540 (66),
Thomas Ware,
Andrew Windsor 1st Baron Windsor 1467-1543 (69), and
George Brooke 9th Baron Cobham 1497-1558 (39).

Execution of Anne Boleyn

On 19 May 1536 Anne Boleyn Queen Consort England 1501-1536 (35) was beheaded at Tower Green, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London. Unusually a sword was used. Her execution was witnessed by Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545, Catherine Carey 1524-1569 and Henry Fitzroy Tudor 1st Duke Richmond and Somerset 1519-1536 (16).
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.
She was buried at St Peter ad Vincula Church, Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London

On 03 Apr 1538 Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire, Countess Ormonde 1480-1538 (58) died. She was buried at St Mary's Church, Lambeth Palace, Lambeth, Surrey

On 12 Mar 1539 Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 (62) died

On 28 Jan 1547 Henry VIII (55) died at Whitehall Palace. {Death of Henry VIII}

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

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

Descent

Kings Wessex: Great x 20 Grand Daughter of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 17 Grand Daughter of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950

Kings Powys: Great x 12 Grand Daughter of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132

Kings England: Great x 7 Grand Daughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Daughter of William "Lion" I King Scotland 1143-1214

Kings Franks: Great x 11 Grand Daughter of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180

Kings France: Great x 8 Grand Daughter of Philip "Bold" III King France 1245-1285

Ancestry

Father: Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire, 1st Earl Ormonde 1477-1539 Great x 6 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

GrandFather: William Boleyn 1451-1505

Great GrandFather: Geoffrey Boleyn Lord Mayor 1406-1463

Great x 2 GrandFather: Geoffrey Boleyn 1380-1440

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Boleyn 1350-1411

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Bracton

Great x 2 GrandMother: Alice Unknown

Great GrandMother: Ann Hoo 1425-1484

Great x 2 GrandFather: Thomas Hoo 1st Baron Hoo and Hastings 1396-1455

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Hoo 1370-1420

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Wychingham

GrandMother: Margaret Butler 1465-1537 Great x 5 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: Thomas Butler 7th Earl Ormonde 1426-1515 Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: James "White Earl" Butler 4th Earl Ormonde 1393-1452 Great x 3 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: James Butler 3rd Earl Ormonde 1359-1405 Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Anne Welles Countess Ormonde 1360-1397 Great x 6 Granddaughter Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189

Great x 2 GrandMother: Joan Beauchamp Countess Ormonde Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Beauchamp 1st Baron Bergavenny 1343-1411 Great x 5 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Joan Fitzalan Baroness Bergavenny Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandMother: Anne Hankford Countess Ormonde 1431-1485 Great x 4 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Richard Hankford 1397-1431

Great x 3 GrandFather: Richard Hankford -1419

Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Montagu Duchess Exeter -1457 Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Montagu 3rd Earl Salisbury 1350-1400 Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Maud Francis Countess Salisbury 1364-1424

Mother: Elizabeth Howard Countess Wiltshire, Countess Ormonde 1480-1538 Great x 6 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

GrandFather: Thomas Howard 2nd Duke Norfolk 1443-1524 Great x 5 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandFather: John Howard 1st Duke Norfolk 1425-1485 Great x 4 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 2 GrandFather: Robert Howard 1385-1437 Great x 4 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Howard 1366-1437 Great x 3 Grandson John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandMother: Alice Tendring 1365-1426

Great x 2 GrandMother: Margaret Mowbray Baroness Grey Ruthyn 1388-1459 Great x 3 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandFather: Thomas Mowbray 1st Duke Norfolk 1368-1399 Great x 2 Grandson Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk 1366-1425 Great x 2 Granddaughter Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307

Great GrandMother: Katherine Moleyns -1465

Great x 2 GrandFather: William Moleyns 1378-1425

GrandMother: Elizabeth Tilney Countess Surrey 1444-1497 Great x 8 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great GrandFather: Frederick Tilney 1416-1445

Great x 2 GrandFather: Philip Tilney 1400-1453

Great x 3 GrandFather: Frederick Tilney 1370-1406

Great GrandMother: Elizabeth Cheney 1422-1473 Great x 7 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 2 GrandFather: Lawrence Cheney 1396-1461

Great x 3 GrandFather: William Cheney 1368-1399

Great x 2 GrandMother: Elizabeth Cockayne 1394-1422 Great x 6 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216

Great x 3 GrandFather: John Cockayne Chief Baron 1360-1429

Great x 3 GrandMother: Ida Grey 1368-1426 Great x 5 Granddaughter John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216