Did Catherine of Aragon and Arthur Tudor consummate their marriage?

| September 21, 2021

Did Catherine of Aragon and Arthur Tudor consummate their marriage?

Catherine of Aragon and Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, were married from 14th November 1501 until Arthur’s death on 2nd April 1502, but did they consummate their marriage? They certainly slept in the same bed, but did Catherine of Aragon and Arthur Tudor have sex? Find out what people said at the Legatine court hearing […]

4 June 1536 – A new queen is proclaimed

| June 4, 2021

4 June 1536 – A new queen is proclaimed

On this day in Tudor history, 4th June 1536, Whitsun, Jane Seymour was officially proclaimed queen at Greenwich. Jane was Henry VIII’s third wife and this proclamation took place just over two weeks after the execution of her predecessor, Anne Boleyn. Find out more about what happened on this day in 1536 in this video: […]

20 May 1536 – Henry VIII moves on

| May 20, 2021

20 May 1536 – Henry VIII moves on

No matter how many times I read and write about it, Henry VIII’s behaviour in 1536 always disgusts me. Obviously, the whole fall of Anne Boleyn and those five courtiers is terrible, a real miscarriage of justice, but then it’s made worse by Henry VIII moving on with his life with unseemly haste. The very […]

25 Interesting Facts about Catherine Parr

| May 7, 2021

25 Interesting Facts about Catherine Parr

Catherine Parr was Henry VIII’s sixth and final wife, but she’s a fascinating Tudor lady in her own right. Hear 25 interesting facts about Catherine Parr in my latest “Facts about” video: Here’s my my video on Catherine Parr’s death and the story of her remains:

Did Thomas Culpeper have a brother called Thomas and was Catherine Howard pregnant?

| May 5, 2021

Did Thomas Culpeper have a brother called Thomas and was Catherine Howard pregnant?

Thank you so much to Sarah from the UK for her questions regarding Thomas Culpeper’s brothers and sisters, and whether he really had a brother called Thomas Culpeper. Sarah also asked whether Catherine Howard had got pregnant before her marriage and whether she got pregnant during her marriage to Henry VIII. Could she even have […]

25 Interesting facts about Catherine Howard

| May 2, 2021

25 Interesting facts about Catherine Howard

I’m continuing my “facts about” series on The Anne Boleyn Files and Tudor Society YouTube Channel with a look at Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Catherine Howard. Here are 25 interesting facts about Queen Catherine Howard…

20 Interesting Facts about Anne of Cleves

| April 24, 2021

20 Interesting Facts about Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves has rather unfairly gone down in history as “The Flanders Mare”, the wife Henry VIII just wasn’t attracted to, but she’s a fascinating Tudor lady. In fact, she’s my second favourite of Henry VIII’s wives. Find out some interesting Anne of Cleves facts in this video:

20 Interesting Facts about Jane Seymour

| April 17, 2021

20 Interesting Facts about Jane Seymour

Jane Seymour was the third wife of King Henry VIII, the mother of King Edward VI and the sister of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and Lord Protector, and Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley. Even though she was queen for a relatively short period, Jane Seymour is still an interesting Tudor lady, and in […]