March 27 – Arrangements are made for Prince Arthur to marry Catherine of Aragon and Reading the Bible in church could get you into trouble

On this day in Tudor history, 27th March 1489, the Treaty of Medina del Campo was signed between England and Spain.

One part of it was the arrangement of the marriage between Arthur, Prince of Wales, and Catherine (or Catalina) of Aragon. It was signed by Spain on this day and ratified in 1490 by Henry VII.

Find out more about this treaty and the betrothal and marriages (yes, plural!) of Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, and Catherine of Aragon in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 27th March 1555, nineteen-year-old apprentice, William Hunter, whose trouble started when he was caught reading the Bible to himself in church.

William ended up being burned at the stake for heresy on 26th or 27th March 1555 in his hometown of Brentwood Essex.

Yep! Find out more in this video…

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