1540 Anne of Cleves
Anne of Cleves Arrival at Calais
On 13 Dec 1539 Anne of Cleves (24) arrived at Calais.She was met by George Tailboys 2nd Baron Tailboys 1523-1540 (16), Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (31) and William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (49).
Dissolution of the Monasteries
On 04 Sep 1536 Flaxby Abbey was dissolved as part of the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
In 1542 Llanthony Priory, Llanthony, Vale Ewyas, Monmouthshire, South-East Wales was given to Arthur Porter 1505-1559 (37) during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Anne of Cleves Arrival at London
On 30 Jan 1540 Anne of Cleves (24) arrived at Blackheath, Greenwich, Kent. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (23) carried the Sword of State. William Holles Lord Mayor 1471-1542, Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (56), Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (57), John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (69), John Vere 16th Earl Oxford 1516-1562 (24) and Catherine Willoughby Duchess Suffolk 1519-1580 (20) were present.
Anne of Cleves Marriage
On 06 Jan 1540 Henry VIII (48) and Anne of Cleves (24) were married by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (50) at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich, Kent. Anne of Cleves (24) was crowned Queen Consort England.
May Day Jousting
On 01 May 1540 a tournament was held at Westminster. Gregory Cromwell 1st Baron Cromwell Oakham 1520-1551, Thomas Poynings 1st Baron Poynings 1512-1545, Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (32), John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (36), Richard Cromwell 1495-1544 (45) and George Carew 1503-1545 (36) were challengers.
Anne of Cleves Annulment
On 09 Jul 1540 Henry VIII's (49) marriage to Anne of Cleves (24) was annulled.