20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales, at Winchester

| September 20, 2015

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales, at Winchester

“Afore one o’clock after midnight” on 20th September 1486, Elizabeth of York, queen consort of King Henry VII, gave birth to a son at St. Swithun’s Priory in Winchester. The royal court had arrived in Winchester in early September. They had travelled there because Henry VII had wanted his first child to be born in […]

24 September 1486 – Christening of Arthur, Prince of Wales

| September 24, 2014

24 September 1486 – Christening of Arthur, Prince of Wales

On 24th September 1486, Arthur, Prince of Wales and son of Henry VII, was christened at a lavish ceremony at Winchester Cathedral. Arthur had been born on the 20th September but was not baptised straightaway because his intended godfather, John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, needed time to travel from Suffolk to Winchester. On […]

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Henry VII

| September 20, 2014

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Henry VII

On 20th September 1486, “afore one o’clock after midnight”, Elizabeth of York, queen consort of King Henry VII, gave birth to a baby boy at St. Swithun’s Priory in Winchester. Henry VII had decided that his first child would be born at Winchester, the place believed to have been the capital of the legendary Camelot, […]

2 April 1502 – The Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales, at Ludlow Castle

| April 2, 2014

2 April 1502 – The Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales, at Ludlow Castle

On 2nd April 1502, fifteen year-old Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, died at Ludlow Castle in the Welsh Marches. It is not known what Arthur died of. The theories include consumption, diabetes, sweating sickness, testicular cancer and pneumonia. His wife of four months, Catherine of Aragon, […]

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales

| September 20, 2013

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales

On this day in history, 20th September 1486, “afore one o’clock after midnight”, Arthur, Prince of Wales, was born at Winchester, just eight months after the marriage of his parents, King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Henry VII had decided that his first child would be born at Winchester, the place believed to have […]

2 April 1502 – Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales

| April 2, 2013

2 April 1502 – Death of Arthur, Prince of Wales

On this day in 1502, Arthur, Prince of Wales, son and heir of King Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, died at Ludlow Castle in the Welsh Marches. He was just fifteen years old, and had only been married to the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon for four and a half months. It is not […]

20 September 1486 – Arthur, Prince of Wales, Born at Winchester

| September 20, 2012

20 September 1486 – Arthur, Prince of Wales, Born at Winchester

Today marks the anniversary of Arthur Tudor’s birth, According to Lady Margaret Beaufort, his grandmother, he was born at “afore one o’clock after midnight” on 20th September 1486 at Winchester in Hampshire. He was the son of Henry VII and his wife, Elizabeth of York, and was born just eight months after his parents’ marriage. […]

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales

| September 20, 2011

20 September 1486 – Birth of Arthur, Prince of Wales

“Afore one o’clock after midnight” on the 20th September 1486 (some say the 19th) Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry VII, gave birth to a son, Arthur Tudor or Arthur, Prince of Wales, as he would become in 1489. You can read more about Arthur, his birth, christening, upbringing, marriage to Catherine of Aragon […]