18 February 1516 – Birth of Mary I

| February 18, 2012

18 February 1516 – Birth of Mary I

In the early hours of the 18th February 1516 a healthy baby girl was born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich. Her name was Mary and she was the daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon. This little girl grew up to be a queen, Queen Mary I, and has, unfortunately, gone […]

The Birth of Mary I – 18 February 1516

| February 18, 2011

The Birth of Mary I – 18 February 1516

On this day in history, in the early hours of Monday 18th February 1516, at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich, Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a healthy daughter. It was Catherine’s sixth pregnancy (some say fifth) and it must have been a relief to hear the baby cry and see her wriggle, even […]