24 June 1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon crowned at Westminster Abbey

| June 24, 2015

24 June 1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon crowned at Westminster Abbey

Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, were crowned king and queen at a joint ceremony at Westminster Abbey on 24th June 1509, the feast of St John the Baptist. It was also Midsummer’s Day, a day associated with fairies and magic, and it was traditional for fires to be burned on Midsummer’s […]

24 June 1509 – Coronation of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine

| June 24, 2013

24 June 1509 – Coronation of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine

Following his accession to the throne on 21st April and his marriage to Catherine of Aragon on 11th June, Henry VIII and his new bride were crowned King and Queen at Westminster Abbey on 24th June 1509, Midsummer’s Day and the feast day of St John the Baptist. At 8am, the King and Queen processed […]