7th November – On this Day in History…

Katherine HowardOn this day in history, 7th November…

1541 – Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and the Duke of Norfolk went to Hampton Court Palace to interrogate Catherine Howard and to arrange that she should be confined to her chambers there.

Lacey Baldwin Smith, in “Catherine Howard”, writes of how Catherine’s keys were not taken from her, “indicating that she was to have considerable freedom within the confines of her rooms”, but that the order to seize the Queen’s jewels made it clear that Catherine was in trouble and it is little wonder that she burst into tears and became hysterical. They had to leave the interrogation for that day and Cranmer went back the following day.

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  1. Poor Katherine…she must have been terrified and I’ll be she thought of her cousin, Anne’s, previous trouble, too.

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