29 January 1536 – A sad day

Posted By on January 29, 2017

On the day of the burial of Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, at Peterborough Abbey, Queen Anne Boleyn miscarried “a male child which she had not borne 3½ months” at Greenwich Palace.

It is an event which has become surrounded by myths, with some claiming that Anne Boleyn miscarried a monstrous baby – click here to read more about the miscarriage.

As I said, this day in 1536 was also the day of Catherine of Aragon’s funeral. She had requested that she should be buried in a Chapel of her beloved order, the Observant Friars, but Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries meant that there were none left. You can click here to read more about her burial.