12 June 1530 – Henry VIII’s evil life and bad example

On this day in Tudor history, 12th June 1530, King Henry VIII got criticised for “the evil life he was leading and the bad example he was setting”.

Who had the nerve to speak like this to King Henry VIII?

His wife, Queen Catherine of Aragon, who was at her wit’s end with her husband’s behaviour and his relationship with her former lady, Anne Boleyn.

Find out what happened on this day in 1530, what led to Catherine saying this, and how Henry VIII reacted, in today’s “on this day in Tudor history” video.

I’m doing daily “on this day” videos on the Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel, so do consider subscribing to the channel and having a good browse. There are lots of Tudor history videos there.

Also on this day in history, 12th June 1540, the newly imprisoned Thomas Cromwell wrote to King Henry VIII from the Tower of London, asking for mercy and pleading his innocence – click here to read more.

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