Sunday, November 11, 2012

Question from Sarah - Mary Tudor Brandon and Anne Boleyn's Coronation

I've read several times that Mary Rose Tudor died just before the coronation of Anne Boleyn. I have also read that she didn't die until three weeks after the ceremony, and that she did refuse to go. What is the truth?

1 comment:

Lara Eakins said...

Anne was crowned on June 1, 1533 and Mary died on June 25, so that part is easy enough to answer. But whether or not she "refused" to go to the coronation might be open to interpretation. Given that she died three weeks later, she was probably unwell and had a good reason not to attend. But I think it was known that Mary didn't approve of Anne, so I might also have been a convenient reason!