4th June 1536 – Jane Seymour is Proclaimed Queen

On the 4th June 1536, Jane Seymour was proclaimed Queen at Greenwich. Charles Wriothesley records:

‘Also the 4th dais of June, being Whitsoundaie, the said Jane Seymour was proclaimed Queene at Greenewych, and went in procession, after the King, with a great traine of ladies followinge after her, and also ofred at masse as Queen, and began her howsehold that dais, dyning in her chamber of presence under the cloath of estate.’

Three days later, on the 7th June, a water pageant was held in the new Queen’s honour on the Thames. Many hoped that the new Queen would be able to convince the King to go back to the Catholic Church, just like Anne Boleyn had convinced him to break with the Church in the first place.


Wriothesley’s Chronicle, p43-44



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