Realising that she was in big trouble, Catherine burst into tears and became hysterical. Cranmer recorded her state:
“I found her in such lamentation and heaviness, as I never saw no creature; so that it would have pitied any man’s heart in the world to have looked upon her: and in that vehement rage she continued, as they informed me which be about her, from my departure from her unto my return again…”
An interrogation was impossible while Catherine was in such a state, so Cranmer arranged to come back the following day. He could not help but pity the young queen.
Also on this day in history…
- 1485 – Richard III and his supporters were attainted at Henry VII’s first Parliament.
Update on Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey
Notes and Sources
- LP xvi. 1331, 1333
- The Remains of Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, Volume 1, p307-308