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1540 Anne of Cleves
Anne of Cleves Arrival at Calais
On 13 Dec 1539 Anne of Cleves (24) arrived at Calais.She was met by George Tailboys 2nd Baron Tailboys 1523-1540 (16), Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (31) and William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (49).
Dissolution of the Monasteries
In 1542 Llanthony Priory, Llanthony, Vale Ewyas, Monmouthshire, South-East Wales was given to Arthur Porter 1505-1559 (37) during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Anne of Cleves Arrival at London
On 30 Jan 1540 Anne of Cleves (24) arrived at Blackheath, Greenwich. Henry Grey 1st Duke Suffolk 1517-1554 (23) carried the Sword of State. William Holles Lord Mayor 1471-1542 (69), Charles Brandon 1st Duke Suffolk 1484-1545 (56), Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex 1483-1542 (57), John Vere 15th Earl Oxford 1471-1540 (69), John Vere 16th Earl Oxford 1516-1562 (24) and Catherine Willoughby Duchess Suffolk 1519-1580 (20) were present.
Anne of Cleves Marriage
On 06 Jan 1540 Henry VIII (48) and Anne of Cleves (24) were married by Thomas Cranmer Archbishop Canterbury 1489-1556 (50) at Palace of Placentia, Greenwich. Anne of Cleves (24) was crowned Queen Consort England.
Coronation of Mary of Guise Queen Consort Scotland
On 22 Feb 1540 Mary of Guise Queen Consort Scotland 1515-1560 (24) was crowned Queen Consort Scotland at Holyrood House, Holyrood.
The Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland Volume 7 1538-1541 records payments associated with a gun salute and fireworks that are likely to be for the Queen Coronation ...
Item, the vi and vij dayis of Februar, gevin to Johnne Gogar, carter, and his collegis for xvij draucht of munitioun fra Leith to the castell agane the Quenis coronatioun, price of the draucht ij S. v. jdd. ; summa xlij S. v.jd.
Item, gevin to the sledderis for xvij draucht of gun chalmeris fra Leith to the castell, price of the draucht vj d. ; summa . • - - viij S. v.j d.
Item, gevin to twa pynouris for dountaking of xxx chalmeris of the heid of Davidis towris, and carting of the samin, witht uthir chalmeris and munitioun eftir the coronatioun to be had agane to Leith, X S.
Item, gevin to the carteris for dountaking of the samin to Leith, extending to viij draucht, price of the draucht ij S. v.jd.; summa . - - . XX Š.
Item, gevin to the pynouris of Leith the xvij and xviij dayis of Februar for the cariage of the munitioun quhilk Johne Bog brocht hame fra the sandis begond the bulwerk to the Kingis werk, and housing thairof in the samin, ilk man havand in the day Xviij d. ; Sulin IIla, .
Item, gevin to Andro Michelsoun, Archibald Roule, and Walter Byning, payntouris, for paynting and ourlaying of the samin artalgery, to the noumer of xlix pece, witht reid leid, price of the pece ourlaying, witht thair chalmeris, slottis, and bandis v S.; summa xij li. v Š. Item, gevin for tarring of the towis that bindis on the samin artalgery upoun the stokkis, xxxiij S. viijd. Item, gevin for ourlaying 1 bass withf reid leid, price of the pece ourlaying iſ S. v.j d. ; summa vili v Š. Item, the xx day of Februar, gevin to four pynouris for uphaving of certane bullettis to the loft in Leith, quhar the small munitionis lyis, and for changeing of the samin munitionis and bullettis within the hous, wirkand thairon fra morn to evin, ilk man havand xviij d.; summa . - - vj Š. Item, gevin to Hannis Cochrane for expens debursit be him for the making of ij pece of artalgery in complete payment of his comptis, vj ti. ij Ś. x d Item, gevin to him to pay vij werkmennis waigis wirk and witht him be the said space, takand oulklie xlij Ś.; summa . - - - . viij li. viij Š.
The Accounts of the Lord High Treasurer of Scotland Volume 7 1538-1541 also record payments for clothing ...
The expensis debursit upoun the King and Quenis cariage the said moneth.
Item, gevin to the sacristane of the Kingis chapell for cariage of the chapell gair fra Striveling to Linlythqw at 3ule, and fra Linlithgw to Edinburgh at the Quenis coronatioun, as his byll of compt beris, v fi vj S. viij d. [And other items relating to the carriage of the wardrope, etc., amounting to £6 1S.]
The expensis debursit be speciall preceptis, and at the Kingis command, the said moneth.
[Gifts of clothing were made to the following persons:—Lord Robert's minstrel, Bad man, David Kirkcaldy, groom in the kitchen; Gilzem in the King's chamber, Bessie Lundy; Wedell, footman; Christian Baxter, Lady Jane's nurse; Alexander Whitelaw; Robert Stewart, brother to the Earl of Lennox.] -Item, gevin to Hanis Andersoun in Leith in part of payment of his comptis for mending of the Mare Willibe, . - - - - . . . xl li. Item, gevin to Williame Purves for dog chengeis, rache cuppelis, and mending of the knok, as his compt bers, vijfi. xiiij S. Item, gevin to Lady Jane's servand to by him clathis, v ii. Item, gevin to ane servand of the secretaris that he haid debursit, at the Kingis command, - ... x fi. Item, gevin to Johnne Dowglas of Authornden for certane treis tane fra him to the Kingis schippis furtht of his wod, . - - - . xx li. Item, gevin to the maister cuke, . - - x fi, Item, gevin to Thomas Schort, armorar, for iiij chafferonis tane fra him to the grete hors, at the Kingis com mand, . - - - - - viij fi.
Item, gevin to Ormond, pursewant, and Alexander Hutoun, messinger, for passing with clos writtingis to the lordis and ladyis to come to the Quenis coro natioun the xxv day of Januar, . . iiij li. viij Š. Item, gevin to Williame Hardy, messinger, for passing witht siclyke lettres to the Erle of Huntlie and his lady, the Erle Marschell and his lady, in the North land, . - - - - - . xxijS. Item, gevin to Maister David Balfour and Archibald Heriot, messinger, for thair expensis passing to Dun bertane to resave sourteis and mak compositioun witht the men that wer put in the castell the tyme of the air, - - - - iij li. Item, gevin to twa officiaris of armes that passit in Angus, the Westland, Northland, and uther partis to warne the dammes to cum to the coronatioun, iijli vj S.
Item, the vi day of Februar, gevin to Johnne Mosman to gilt the Quenis septur, iiij rois nobillis; summa x fi, xijs.
Item, deliverit to him to be the samin septur, xxx; unces half unce of silver, price of the unce xv Š. x d.; Sunnina . - - - xxiiijti. xviij Š. ix d. Item, for the fassoun of the samyn septur, ilk unce v Š. ; summa - - - vijli. xv Š. Item, the xiiij day of Februar, gevin to him for ane tabulat of gold to the Kingis grace, weyand thre crounis of the Sone, . - - - iij li. x Š.
May Day Jousting
On 01 May 1540 a tournament was held at Westminster. Gregory Cromwell 1st Baron Cromwell Oakham 1520-1551 (20), Thomas Poynings 1st Baron Poynings 1512-1545 (28), Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour Sudeley 1508-1549 (32), John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland 1504-1553 (36), Richard Cromwell 1495-1544 (45) and George Carew 1503-1545 (36) were challengers.
Anne of Cleves Annulment
On 09 Jul 1540 Henry VIII's (49) marriage to Anne of Cleves (24) was annulled.