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Take a trip back in time to Tudor England in our Henry VIII wives feature. Eight years before her marriage to Henry in , Catherine was in fact Anne Boleyn became Henry's second wife after the pair married secretly in January Anne's relationship with Henry set the course of British history, that many questions about the demise of Anne Boleyn remain unanswered. King Henry VIII's passionate love letters to Anne Boleyn are to be made Many of the problems faced by the inhabitants of Tudor England.
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Katherine, however, felt she had no call to the religious life and was content with her lot, a lot she fought for with every means available to her. The envoy returned without a modicum of success so Henry determined the judgement would be passed in England, something which both the Pope and Katherine disputed. On one hand, this meant that their hand was tipped and everyone knew Anne was the Queen in waiting, on the other it allowed Anne to take advantage of all that position entailed.
That is not to say their relationship was purely emotional. He left for Windsor castle with Anne by his side, and it would be the last time Katherine would see her husband.
The following year Henry and Anne prepared for their marriage in earnest. They planned to visit King Francis in France, where it was rumoured they would marry, rumours which Anne freely encouraged.
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As well as an appropriate rank for a future queen, the investiture specified that the rank would pass to any sons that Anne had. Instead, Francis met her at Calais where she was well received. After the visit, Henry and Anne had to remain at Calais for a few days while the weather turned, and it was around here that they probably slept together for the first time.
From this point, Anne and Henry lived as man and wife, and she was pregnant by January. Another wedding ceremony followed in January with the marriage declared valid in May and a coronation in June That Anne fell pregnant so quickly must have been gratifying to the couple who had waited so long to actually bed together, even if that child would not be the son they both wanted.
Because of the timing of her pregnancy, they might well have waited until the secret ceremony in November before they slept together, but it is likely that Anne finally admitted Henry to her bed in the weeks before, when their marriage was all but assured. Their documentation, which had previously only been available in archives, provides a vivid account of life in one of the most chaotic and bloody periods of English history.
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Amanda Bevan, principal records specialist at the National Archives, said: They can access it at the touch of a button. This period saw the expansion of Empire, and the history of countries like America and those former colonies which were part of the British Empire is bound up with this period. A letter from the Earl of Derby to Henry VIII, dated August 10,refers to "the arrest of a lewd and naughty priest inhabiting these parts who has spoken slanderous words about your Highness and the Queen's grace".
The archive contains an undated letter described by a nineteenth century historian as "from one Eleanor Trey, a married woman to a person unnamed, but seemingly Prince Henry, who she acknowledges to love much better than her husband". The letters also pay testament to the power of the Church before and after the Reformation.
Richard Hun, at Fulham was accused of heresy on December 2,after it was alleged that he spoke against paying tithes, defamed the clergy, defended heretical opinions of Joan Baker and possessed prohibited books such as the Apocalypse, Epistles and Gospels in English. Many of the problems faced by the inhabitants of Tudor England, which included crime, domestic violence and rising taxation, would appear familiar today.
Ferdinando Rodericus described how on "9 November last as he was coming from a goldsmith's he was lured by a maid into the house of Francis Borowe, a milliner in Abchurch Lane next door to the said goldsmith's, where he was assaulted, wounded and covered with tar and filth by the said Francis and others and robbed of his cap and money.