3 July 1533 – Catherine, stop calling yourself queen!

| July 3, 2016

3 July 1533 – Catherine, stop calling yourself queen!

Well, that’s what Thomas Cromwell’s instructions to William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy and Catherine of Aragon’s Chamberlain, on this day in 1533 amounted to. King Henry VIII was now married to Anne Boleyn, and so had a new queen consort, and “As the King cannot have two wives he cannot permit the Dowager to persist […]

3 July 1533 – Catherine of Aragon “to satisfy herself with the name of Dowager”

| July 3, 2015

3 July 1533 – Catherine of Aragon “to satisfy herself with the name of Dowager”

On 3rd July 1533, William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy and Catherine of Aragon’s Chamberlain, was instructed to inform Catherine that she was “to satisfy herself with the name of Dowager” and to stop calling herself ‘Queen’. In his instructions to Mountjoy, Cromwell wrote that if Catherine carried on using the title of queen then “the […]