Henry VIII,the Reign
The Royal Progress 1535
Beaulieu Abbey, Hampshire
Possibly early October
Henry VIII did now head towards Salisbury but it is likely that the royal party, detached from the main entourage, went by water upstream on the Beaulieu River to Beaulieu Abbey, founded by King John in 1203. Somewhat ironically, the river was used as a location to depict the River Thames in Fred Zinnemann’s 1966 Oscar-winning A Man for All Seasons, a film sympathetic to the Roman Catholic Thomas More’s struggle against his Protestant nemesis, Thomas Cromwell.
Beaulieu was acquired by Thomas Wriothesley after the dissolution.