Queen Katherine Howard: The Royal Stepmother – Guest Article by Conor Byrne and Giveaway

| October 27, 2014

Queen Katherine Howard: The Royal Stepmother  – Guest Article by Conor Byrne and Giveaway

Today I’m delighted to be the first stop on Conor Byrne’s virtual book tour for his biography of Katherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Katherine Howard: A New History. Over to Conor… Henry VIII’s children were accustomed to having stepmothers. Mary, daughter of Katherine of Aragon, had five stepmothers; Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn, had […]

Conor Byrne’s Katherine Howard Blog Tour and Giveaways

| October 24, 2014

Conor Byrne’s Katherine Howard Blog Tour and Giveaways

Just to let you know that Conor Byrne, author of Katherine Howard: A New History, is doing a virtual book tour next week and stopping at five different blogs to share guest articles and interviews. Here is the schedule: Monday 27th October – Here at The Anne Boleyn Files – Guest article on Katherine the […]

24 October 1537 – The Death of Queen Jane Seymour

| October 24, 2014

24 October 1537 – The Death of Queen Jane Seymour

On 24th October 1537 Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI, succombed to childbed fever and died at Hampton Court Palace. Jane had initially recovered well from her long and arduous labour, but started to go downhill in the days following Edward’s christening, suffering with a fever and delirium. On […]

Catch Gareth Russell talking about Jane Seymour!

| October 14, 2014

Catch Gareth Russell talking about Jane Seymour!

Historian Gareth Russell, who is also the author of the The Emperors: How Europe’s Greatest Rulers Were Destroyed by World War I and upcoming books A History of the English Monarchy: From Boadicea to Elizabeth I and An Illustrated Introduction to The Tudors, is giving Tudor Society members a treat this month with his talk […]

12 October 1537 – A Son At Last!

| October 12, 2014

12 October 1537 – A Son At Last!

At two o’clock in the morning on Friday 12th October 1537, St Edward’s Day, Jane Seymour finally gave birth to the future King Edward VI after a long and tiring 30 hour labour. Henry VIII had a legitimate son and heir at long last! Church bells around London pealed in celebration, parish churches around the […]

29 September 1528 – Cardinal Campeggio Lands at Dover

| September 29, 2014

29 September 1528 – Cardinal Campeggio Lands at Dover

On 29th September 1528 Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio, papal legate, landed at Dover on the Kent coast. He had arrived in preparation for hearing the case for the annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, at a special legatine court. You can read more about this in my article […]

27 September 1501 – Catherine of Aragon sets sail from Spain

| September 27, 2014

27 September 1501 – Catherine of Aragon sets sail from Spain

At 5pm on 27th September 1501, fifteen year-old Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, set off from the port of Laredo in Spain bound for England. She was travelling to England because her parents and Henry VII had negotiated a marriage match for Catherine to marry Arthur, […]

22 September 1515 – Birth of Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, known commonly as Anne of Cleves

| September 22, 2014

22 September 1515 – Birth of Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, known commonly as Anne of Cleves

On this day in history, the 22nd September 1515, Anna von Jülich-Kleve-Berg, or Anne of Cleves, was born near Düsseldorf. She was the second daughter of John III, Duke of Jülich, Cleves and Berg, an important German ruler, and Maria of Jülich-Berg. Anne had royal blood; not only was she descended from Edward I, she […]