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29 January 1536 – A miscarriage and a burial

| January 29, 2016

29 January 1536 – A miscarriage and a burial

On 29th January 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII, miscarried “a male child which she had not borne 3½ months”.1 As well as being a huge blow for both Anne and the king, this miscarriage was to have devastating consequences for Anne, her brother, some of their friends and Anne’s daughter, Elizabeth. […]

29 January 1536 – Burial of Catherine of Aragon at Peterborough Abbey

| January 29, 2015

29 January 1536 – Burial of Catherine of Aragon at Peterborough Abbey

On this day in history, 29 January 1536, Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, was laid to rest at Peterborough Abbey (now Peterborough Cathedral). She had died on 7 January 1536 at Kimbolton Castle. Catherine had left instructions for her remains to be buried in a Chapel of her beloved order, The Observant Friars, […]

29 January 1536 – The Burial of Catherine of Aragon

| January 29, 2014

Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, died on 7th January 1536 and was buried as the Dowager Princess of Wales, the title which she herself had never recognised, at Peterborough’s Benedictine abbey on 29th January 1536. In his recent biography of Catherine of Aragon, Patrick Williams gives details of the preparations for Catherine’s […]

29 January 1536 – The Burial of Catherine of Aragon

| January 29, 2013

29 January 1536 – The Burial of Catherine of Aragon

On 29th January 1536, Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife, was buried at Peterborough Abbey, now Peterborough Cathedral. The annulment of her marriage to Henry VIII in 1533 had led to her being denied the denied of Queen and being given the title of Dowager Princess of Wales, referring to her first marriage to […]

Catherine of Aragon’s Funeral – 29 January 1536

| January 29, 2012

Catherine of Aragon’s Funeral – 29 January 1536

On the 29th January 1536, Catherine of Aragon was buried in Peterborough Abbey, now known as Peterborough Cathedral. In her last days she had requested to be buried in a Chapel of her beloved order, The Observant Friars, but the recent dissolution of the monasteries meant that there were none left. This strong woman who […]