Monday, August 18, 2014

Question from annette - 1535 progress of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

A question about the progress Henry viii and anne boleyn went on in 1535 when he ultimately met his next wife at wolf hall .
What path did the progress take?What areas or counties did they visit? Did anne boleyn visit wolf hall as well? And when he toured his which order did he visit? Whitehall, Greenwich , Hampton etc??. In seasons aswell summer and winter? Can't seem to find a lot online about it unless I;m wording it incorrectly. I'm working on a novel by the way so this serves as research. Thank you for any answers and time taken.


Roland H. said...

The 1536 progress is mentioned in the exhibition catalogue 'Henry VIII: A European Court in England'(edited by D. Starkey), 1991.

The article has a map of the places visited by the royal couple.

Tudor Princess said...

"In the Footsteps of Anne Boleyn" by Sarah Morris and Natalie Grueninger, goes into the 1535 progress in fine detail.

Laura said...

Just an FYI, Henry met Jane before the 1535 progress she had served Katherine in 1532 and was already serving Anne by that time.

Lizzie2 said...

Sorry for answering that late, but I would like to add the fact, that during their summer progress in 1535 the royal couple visited Thornbury Castle in Gloucestershire for nearly one week in August. Thornbury Castle and its beautiful gardens still exists today, being the only Tudor Hotel in the UK open to the public to stay in, which we enjoyed very much ourselves some years ago. The Castle was built by Edward Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and godfather to Anne Boleyn, who had been executed by Henry VIII. for treason in 1521, being of the royal line of Lancaster and therefore a threat to the throne. Some rooms in the hotel are themed rooms, like the Henry VIII. suite, where Anne and Henry did stay - or the Robert Deveraux Suite, we booked. There are many Tudor paintings in the Hotel to enjoy, including two beautiful portraits of Anne and Henry in the long gallery.