2 November 1541 – The beginning of the end for Queen Catherine Howard

| November 2, 2017

2 November 1541 – The beginning of the end for Queen Catherine Howard

On All Souls’ Day 1541, Catherine Howard, niece of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and cousin of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, had been queen for just 15 months. She had married Henry VIII as his fifth wife on 28th July 1540, following the annulment of his six month marriage to Anne of Cleves, […]

3 May 1536 – Archbishop Cranmer is “clean amazed”

| May 3, 2015

3 May 1536 – Archbishop Cranmer is “clean amazed”

On 3rd May 1536 Archbishop Cranmer wrote a letter to King Henry VIII expressing his shock at the arrest of Queen Anne Boleyn, a woman who had acted as his patron and who was his friend: “Have come to Lambeth, according to Mr. Secretary’s letters, to know your Grace’s pleasure. Dare not, contrary to the […]