22 February 1511 – The death of a prince

| February 22, 2017

On this day in history, 22nd February 1511, fifty-two-day-old Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon, died at Richmond Palace. Chronicler Edward Hall records his death: “After this great joy came sorowfull chaunce, for the young Prince, which was borne upon Neweyeres daye last past, upon the. xxii. […]

22 February 1511 – The death of a male heir

| February 22, 2016

22 February 1511 – The death of a male heir

On this day in history, 22nd February 1511, King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine of Aragon lost their infant son, Henry, Duke of Cornwall, at the age of just fifty-two days. The royal couple had already lost a daughter, in January 1510, when she was stillborn, and this second loss must have been a heavy […]

22 February 1511 – Henry VIII loses a son

| February 22, 2015

22 February 1511 – Henry VIII loses a son

On 22 February 1511, Henry, Duke of Corwall, son of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, died at the age of just fifty-two days at Richmond Palace. Chronicler Edward Hall records his death: “After this great joy came sorowfull chaunce, for the young Prince, which was borne upon Neweyeres daye last past, upon the. xxii. […]

22 February 1511 – Death of Henry, Duke of Cornwall

| February 22, 2012

22 February 1511 – Death of Henry, Duke of Cornwall

Tragedy struck Catherine of Aragon and Henry VIII on this day in history, 22nd February 1511, when their 52 day old baby boy, Henry, Duke of Cornwall, died. Henry, Duke of Cornwall, was born in the early hours of the 1st January 1511, New Year’s Day, and his birth was celebrated with bonfires, wine flowing […]

Birth of Henry, Duke of Cornwall – New Year’s Day 1511

| January 1, 2012

Birth of Henry, Duke of Cornwall – New Year’s Day 1511

On this day in history, by 1.30 in the morning on the 1st January 1511, Catherine of Aragon had given birth to a son, an heir to the throne of England. He was baptised ‘Henry’ after his father and grandfather in a ceremony four days later at the Chapel of the Observant Friars at Richmond. […]

Death of Henry, Duke of Cornwall

| February 22, 2011

Death of Henry, Duke of Cornwall

On this day in history, 22nd February 1511, 500 years ago today, Henry, Duke of Cornwall, the baby son of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon died at the age of just 52 days old. He had been born on New Years Day and his birth had been met with celebrations throughout the land – […]

The Death of Henry, Duke of Cornwall

| February 22, 2010

The Death of Henry, Duke of Cornwall

This day in history, the 22nd February 1511, was a sad day for Henry VIII and his first wife Catherine of Aragon as it was the day that their 52 day old son, Henry, Duke of Cornwall, died suddenly. He was the second child of Henry and Catherine – his sister was born dead on […]