7 November – Henry VII attaints Richard III and his supporters, and Catherine Howard confesses

Posted By on November 7, 2021

On this day in Tudor history, 7th November 1485, Henry VII’s first parliament attainted King Richard III and his supporters.

As well as Richard, who was referred to as Richard, late Duke of Gloucester, and a usurper, the list of those attainted for their treason in fighting against the king at Bosworth included the late John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, and his son, the Earl of Surrey.

Find out who else was included and whether Parliament’s actions were unusual, in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 7th November 1541, Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, visited Catherine Howard, fifth wife of King Henry VIII, in her chambers at Hampton Court Palace.

Catherine had been confined to her chambers and Archbishop Cranmer’s job was to get the now hysterical queen to talk, to confess.

He visited her a few times over a period of 24 hours and finally got a confession from her. But what did Catherine have to say?

Find out all about Catherine Howard’s confessions, and there were several, in this video…

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