16 interesting facts about Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of Aragon was the first wife of King Henry VIII, the mother of Queen Mary I and the aunt of Emperor Charles V, but there are lots more interesting facts about this Tudor woman.

In this talk, I share 16 interesting facts about this Tudor queen consort. How many of them do you already know?

Today is the anniversary of the death of John Skip, Bishop of Hereford, on 28th March 1552.

In this video, I talk about Skip’s time serving Queen Anne Boleyn as chaplain and almoner, and a controversial sermon he preached just a month before Anne’s fall.

Today is also Palm Sunday, the first day of Holy Week and a day which commemorates the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. As it is still marked here in Spain in the same way that it was marked in England in medieval and Tudor times, I thought I’d share some footage of the Palm Sunday procession from my nearest town, Tijola, a couple of years ago. I hope you enjoy it.

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