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21 June 1529 – King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon at the Legatine Court

| June 21, 2016

21 June 1529 – King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon at the Legatine Court

On this day in history, 21st June 1529, just over twenty years after their marriage, King Henry VIII and his first wife, Queen Catherine of Aragon, appeared before Cardinals Wolsey and Campeggio at the Legatine Court at Blackfriars. Cardinal Wolsey had been authorised by papal bull in April 1528 “to take cognisance of all matters […]

21 June 1529 – And to God I commit my cause!

| June 21, 2014

21 June 1529 – And to God I commit my cause!

On 21st June 1529 King Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon appeared in front of Cardinals Wolsey and Campeggio at the Legatine Court at Blackfriars. In 1528, Cardinal Wolsey had been made the Pope’s vice-regent in order “to take cognisance of all matters concerning the King’s divorce” and Campeggio had been made […]

21st June 1529 – Catherine of Aragon and the Legatine Court

| June 21, 2012

21st June 1529 – Catherine of Aragon and the Legatine Court

On the 21st June 1529, Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, appeared in front of Cardinal Wolsey and Cardinal Campeggio at the Legatine Court at Blackfriars. The purpose of this court was to listen to the testimonies of the King and Queen regarding the validity of their marriage and to rule on […]