24 February – Katherine Howard, Elizabeth I’s good friend and The Birth of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

On this day in Tudor history, 24th February 1603, Katherine Howard (née Carey), Countess of Nottingham, died at Arundel House.

Katherine was a close friend of Queen Elizabeth I and it is thought that grief over her friend’s death had a major impact on the queen’s own health, for she died just a month later.

Find out who Katherine was, how she rose to be the queen’s good friend, and also hear about a myth associated with her in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 24 February 1500, a man who would be heir to three powerful dynasties and who would rule “the empire on which the sun never sets” was born. That man was Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Find out more in this video…

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  1. The poor queen, when one is old grief can cause death iv heard said, she had been very close to her other cousin Catherine Carey and had been heartbroken when she died, Elizabeth 1st surrounded herself with her maternal relations and their families, a silent tribute to her mother maybe and also, I believe that need to be close to Anne Boleyn’s blood kin, the deep love she had for them was the love she would have poured on her mother, had she known her properly, I have heard the story of the ring and it does make for a romantic tale, albeit a rather silly one, but it is just a myth like when Henry V111 called Anna from Cleve’s a Flanders mare and that Mary 1st was called Bloody Mary, these stories originated several hundred years later as did the story of the ring, when Lady Katherine departed this earth Elizabeth must have been overcome with depression, the will to live often goes, a need to be with ones loved ones, there is no desire to live anymore which does have an effect on ones physical health.

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