30 November 1529 – Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn get cross with Henry VIII

Posted By on November 30, 2015

henry_viii_anne_boleyn_katherine_of_aragonOn 30th November 1529, Henry VIII was reproached by the two women in his life: his wife, Catherine of Aragon, and the woman he wanted to marry, Anne Boleyn.

An angry Catherine of Aragon confronted her husband regarding his treatment of her, which she considered “the pains of Purgatory on earth”, and then when the King sought comfort from Anne Boleyn she reproached him for giving Catherine the “upper hand”. Oh dear!

Click here to read the accounts of what happened between Henry and these two women on that day in 1529.

Also on this day in history, 30th November 1601, Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, delivered her famous “Golden Speech” to the House of Commons. It was the last speech that she gave to Parliament, and in it she spoke of her position as Queen and her love and respect for her realm and for her members of Parliament. Click here to read the speech.