24 June 1509 – A Midsummer coronation for the new king and queen

Posted By on June 24, 2019

On this day in Tudor history, 24 June 1509, Midsummer’s Day and the Feast of St John the Baptist, England’s new king, seventeen-year-old Henry VIII, and his bride of thirteen days, Catherine of Aragon, were crowned king and queen by William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury, in a joint ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London.

The Winter King was dead and young King Henry VIII’s accession brought new hope and joy to the English people, and was something to celebrate.

In today’s “on this day in Tudor history” video, I draw on contemporary sources to tell you more about what happened that day in 1509.

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