9 April 1533 – Catherine of Aragon to “abstain from the title of Queen”

Catherine of AragonOn 9th April 1533, a delegation of Henry VIII’s councillors, headed by Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, visited Catherine of Aragon and informed her that the King was now married to Anne Boleyn.

After they left, Catherine’s Chamberlain, Sir William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy, had to tell her that she had been demoted from Queen to Dowager Princess of Wales.

Click here to read more about this, including Chapuys’ account of the visit.

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