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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16 thoughts on “9 April 1533 – Catherine of Aragon to “abstain from the title of Queen””
  1. If your heart, like mine, goes out to this Queen of England, as she gets tossed aside as some kind of failed uterus, and maybe you just wish she had protested more, then read Medievalists.Net, “Five Great Ladies Who Refused To Be Quiet”, by Daniele Cybulskie, about Empress Matilda, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Isabelle of France, Joan of Arc and Christine de Pizan, and it will truly lift your spirits.

  2. Sorry for the information, but I am desperation. Stephen Taylor, my husband is seriously ill in hospital after a ruptured bowel six hours operation. He is still in a critical condition, an induced coma, with renal support being given to get the toxins from the system. He is very ill, it is touch and go and this 48 hours is critical. He has survived cancer, I believe that he will survive this. Please pray for him and me and his family. Thankfully, Lyn-Marie

    1. So sorry to hear about Stephen, Lyn-Marie, and Tim and I will definitely pray for him and also for you. You must be so stressed and worried. Please keep us updated. Thinking of you. Loads of love xx

    2. Dear Lynn Marie I’m so sorry for you both iv said a little prayer and sent healing wishes your way xx

  3. Been to the hospital to visit, still very ill, a long way to go, but has made a small improvement. The support care will continue to be made for as long as it is needed, they are happy about continuing to do this as he has made improvements, but we are not out of the woods yet. Long term care and planning is not something that they know at the moment, they won’t know until he begins his recovery, most of which will continue in the unit. The poor doctor was inundated with dozens of questions but was very honest and gave us a lot of patient information, but has made it clear that we are talking about small steps over a long time. She was very good and all the staff have been marvellous. Please continue to pray and thank you for your support and prayers. I am totally exhausted but more hopeful about his potential to come through his ordeal. He has a lot of love and prayer around him, the most powerful medicine in the universe.

    1. A small improvement is encouraging. You poor thing, you must be exhausted both physically and mentally. I’m so glad he has a good and understanding doctor. Have you got lots of support there from friends and family? xx

      1. Yes, thanks, Claire, the doctor was a lovely lady, actually, save for one all the medical ztaff and the surgeons in the unit are ladies, they have all been very lovely. Still stable tonight, we are taking shifts now and I have had some sleep. Thanks for your prayers.

        1. Just a little update on Steve. He has been poorly but now is getting much better. He needed more oxygen and stuff, but the machine now has been taken off as his lungs are clear and the kidneys back doing their own work. He is still very ill, but is more stable and on the right path. He is a little awake and responding. Hands and feet very swollen but they have been weaning and balancing the breathing machine as he can breathe some on his own. The sedation was lowered but they have raised to keep him calm. He has a long way to go, but he is much better and should be awake over the next couple of days. Thanks for all of your prayers, please continue to think about him, but the worst is over.

        2. I’m so happy and relieved to hear that, that’s such good news. Please keep us updated, there are a lot of people on here who care about you and Steve.

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