November 9 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon lose a daughter

| November 9, 2022

November 9 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon lose a daughter

On this day in Tudor history, 9th November 1518, nine years into her marriage to King Henry VIII, Queen Catherine of Aragon gave birth prematurely to a stillborn daughter at Greenwich Palace. Sadly, this sixth pregnancy would be Catherine’s last. Let me explain exactly what happened on this day in 1518 and what we know […]

31 January 1510 – Catherine of Aragon suffers a still-birth

| January 31, 2015

31 January 1510 – Catherine of Aragon suffers a still-birth

On this day in history, 31 January 1510, Queen Catherine of Aragon went into premature labour and gave birth to a still-born daughter. Her confessor, Fray Diego, reported that the birth had occurred “without any other pain except that one knee pained her the night before.” Although she had lost her baby, Catherine’s abdomen stayed […]

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