12 November – A departure, interrogation, death and funeral procession

| November 12, 2016

12th November was a busy day in Tudor history and I’ve picked out four key events for you to read more about: At midnight on 12th/13th November 1532, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, set sail from Calais to head back to Dover. Chronicler Edward Hall writes: “On Tewesdaie at midnight he […]

8 November 1541 – Catherine Howard is interrogated

| November 8, 2015

8 November 1541 – Catherine Howard is interrogated

On this day in history, 8th November 1541, Queen Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, was interrogated in her apartments at Hampton Court Palace by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer. You can read all about the interrogation, how Cranmer had to change tactics and what exactly Catherine confessed to, in my article from 2013 – click […]