Anne Boleyn’s time in Mechelen

Anne Boleyn spent a year in Mechelen at the court of Margaret of Austria, who was the Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. This was during the year 1514. Mechelen is now in modern-day Belgium and is not that far from the border, so I decided to visit it to find the Palace of Margaret of Austria!

The Palace still exists today and is in use as a court. Because of this, it was not possible to go inside. The inner garden is open to the public.

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‘Court of Savoy or Court of Margaret of Austria, brabant brickgothic, early-renaissance, first half of the 16th century, currently court of justice’

The outside

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The outside of the palace is gorgeous. I love the white brick.

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The garden

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Near the palace is the St. Rumbold’s Cathedral. Just in front of the cathedral is a statue of Margaret of Austria. It’s huge and very pretty!

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Across the street from the Palace of Margaret of Austria is the Palace, or what remains of it, of Margaret of York. Apparently only the reception hall remains.

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My name is Moniek and I am from the Netherlands. I began this website in 2013 because I wanted to share these women's amazing stories.

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