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9 November 1518 – Queen Catherine of Aragon loses a baby girl

| November 9, 2017

9 November 1518 – Queen Catherine of Aragon loses a baby girl

On 9th November 1518, the sixth pregnancy of Queen Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife, ended tragically at Greenwich Palace. On 10th November 1518, Sebastian Giustinian, the Venetian ambassador, reported back to the Signory: “In the past night the Queen had been delivered of a daughter, to the vexation of everybody. Never had the […]

31 January 1510 – Queen Catherine of Aragon loses a baby girl

| January 31, 2017

On this day in history, 31st January 1510, seven months after her marriage to King Henry VIII, Queen Catherine of Aragon gave birth prematurely to a stillborn baby girl. Her confessor, Fray Diego, reported that the birth occurred “without any other pain except that one knee pained her the night before”, which seems rather unlikely. […]

31 January 1510 – A stillbirth for Queen Catherine of Aragon

| January 31, 2016

31 January 1510 – A stillbirth for Queen Catherine of Aragon

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.” Read more…