On 7th January 1536, at two o’clock in the afternoon, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, died at Kimbolton Castle.
You can read all about her death in my article “The Death of Catherine of Aragon”.
Catherine of Aragon was laid to rest on the 29th January 1536 at Peterborough Abbey, which still stands today and is now known as Peterborough Cathedral. Although she was buried as the Dowager Princess of Wales, the Cathedral have marked her grave “Katharine Queen of England” and commemorate her death and burial, and celebrate her life, with a special programme of events known as the Katharine of Aragon Festival. This always takes place at the end of January and this year’s events include:
- 25th January 2013 – Tudor Banquet
- 26th January 2013 – Tudor Living History Day
- 26th January 2013 – Lecture – Dissolving Peterborough
- 27th January 2013 – Tudor Experience Day
- 27th January 2013 – Tudor Walk
- 29th January 2013 – Service of Commemoration
Click on the links above to find out more or go to http://www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/