30 November 1529 – The long suffering Catherine of Aragon

Catherine of AragonOn 30th November 1529, St Andrew’s Day, Catherine of Aragon confronted her husband Henry VIII about the way he was treating her, saying that she had “long been suffering the pains of Purgatory on earth” and that she was “very badly treated by his refusing to dine with and visit her in her apartments”.

It must have been so hard for Catherine, what with her husband viewing their marriage as invalid and trying to replace her with Anne Boleyn.

You can read all about her complaint and Henry’s reaction to it in my article Catherine of Aragon confronts Henry VIII.

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