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 […]

8 November 1541 – Archbishop Cranmer Interrogates Queen Catherine Howard

| November 8, 2014

8 November 1541 – Archbishop Cranmer Interrogates Queen Catherine Howard

On this day in history, 8th November 1541, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer visited Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, in the apartments she was confined to in Hampton Court Palace. His aim in visiting her was to interrogate her about the claims that had been made about her sexual history while she had been living in […]

8 November 1541 – Catherine Howard Confesses to Archbishop Cranmer

| November 8, 2013

8 November 1541 – Catherine Howard Confesses to Archbishop Cranmer

After abandoning the idea of interrogating the hysterical Queen Catherine Howard on 7th November, Archbishop Cranmer returned to the Queen’s apartments at Hampton Court Palace on 8th November 1541 to interrogate her. Cranmer reported to Henry VIII that he had intended to question her severely, “first, to exaggerate the grievousness of her demerits; then to […]