6 November 1541 – Henry VIII Abandons Catherine Howard at Hampton Court Palace

| November 6, 2013

6 November 1541 – Henry VIII Abandons Catherine Howard at Hampton Court Palace

On Sunday 6th November 1541, Henry VIII abandoned his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, at Hampton Court Palace. During the day, he “dined at a little place in the fields” near the palace “on pretext of hunting”, and then that night returned to London and met with his council from midnight “until 4 or 5 a.m. […]