8 November – A king’s troubled conscience and a queen is interrogated

Posted By on November 8, 2017

On this day in history, 8th November 1528, at Bridewell Palace, King Henry VIII made a public oration to “the nobility, judges and councillors and divers other persons” to explain his troubled conscience regarding the lawfulness of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon.

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On this day in history, 8th November 1541, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer returned to Hampton Court Palace to interrogate Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife and queen. He had wanted to interrogate her the previous day, but she had been hysterical.

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