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16 September 1541 – King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine Howard visit York

| September 16, 2016

16 September 1541 – King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine Howard visit York

On this day in 1541, King Henry VIII entered the city of York through Walmgate Bar, and was met by the city’s officials at Fulford Cross. The mayor and the aldermen of the city then begged forgiveness from the King for the North’s rebellion during the Pilgrimage of Grace, and gave the King and his […]

30 June 1541 – Henry VIII’s Northern Progress begins

| June 30, 2016

30 June 1541 – Henry VIII’s Northern Progress begins

On the 30th June 1541, Henry VIII and his fifth wife, Queen Catherine Howard, set off from London on their royal progress to the North, aiming to return to Hampton Court Palace by “All Hallowtide”. It was the norm for Henry VIII to go on royal progress in the summer months. London could be unbearable […]

16 September 1541 – Henry VIII and Catherine Howard enter York

| September 16, 2015

16 September 1541 – Henry VIII and Catherine Howard enter York

On this day in history, 16th September 1541, King Henry VIII and his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, entered the city of York through Walmgate Bar. This was the final stop on their royal progress to the North, a progress which appears to have had two main aims: A meeting between Henry and his nephew, James […]

Was it Culpepper or a lack of virginity that doomed Katheryn Howard?

| June 30, 2015

Was it Culpepper or a lack of virginity that doomed Katheryn Howard?

Today we have a guest post from Kyra Kramer author of The Jezebel Effect: Why the Slut Shaming of Famous Queens Still Matters – thanks so much Kyra! Katheryn Howard began her first Summer Progress as Henry VIII’s queen on June 30, 1541. Was this the beginning of her end? It was on this progress […]

30 June 1541 – Henry VIII and Catherine Howard Head North on Progress

| June 30, 2013

30 June 1541 – Henry VIII and Catherine Howard Head North on Progress

On the 30th June 1541, Henry VIII and his fifth wife, Queen Catherine Howard, set off from London on their royal progress to the North, aiming to return to Hampton Court Palace by “All Hallowtide”. Not only would this progress allow them to be out of London in the disease ridden summer months, but it […]

30 June 1541 – The Fateful Royal Progress to the North

| June 30, 2012

30 June 1541 – The Fateful Royal Progress to the North

On the 30th June 1541, Henry VIII and Catherine Howard, his fifth wife, set off from London on their royal progress to the North. Royal progresses allowed the monarch to escape London in the summer months when disease was rife and it was also good PR, but this progress also had two other aims: the […]