On this day in Tudor history (January 25th) in 1533, Elizabeth I's parents, Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn, married secretly at Whitehall Palace. Learn about their clandestine marriage: http://www.beingbess.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-wedding-of-elizabeths-parents.html IMAGE: The wedding of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, from the Showtime series, The Tudors. Picture Showtime, via MonstersandCritics. Image public domain.
Portrait of King Henry VIII (1491-1547) circa 1535. It was most probably painted whilst the King was still married to Anne Boleyn, and is, therefore, an intriguing glimpse of the man, who had at first courted her in the early years of the decade and married her officially in 1533, before becoming disenchanted by her failure to produce a living son.