June 27 – Prince Henry (Henry VIII) breaks off his betrothal to Catherine of Aragon at the last minute

| June 27, 2022

June 27 – Prince Henry (Henry VIII) breaks off his betrothal to Catherine of Aragon at the last minute

On this day in Tudor history, 27th June 1505, the eve of the date chosen for their wedding, thirteen-year-old Henry, Prince of Wales, the future King Henry VIII, repudiated his two-year betrothal to nineteen-year-old Catherine of Aragon, his brother’s widow. Why would Henry do this to Catherine at the last minute? Find out in this […]

June 25 – Twelve-year-old Henry (future Henry VIII) gets betrothed to Catherine of Aragon

| June 25, 2022

June 25 – Twelve-year-old Henry (future Henry VIII) gets betrothed to Catherine of Aragon

On this day in Tudor history, 25th June 1503, in the reign of King Henry VII, the nearly twelve-year-old Henry, Prince of Wales, the future King Henry VIII, got betrothed to seventeen-year-old Catalina de Aragón (Catherine of Aragon). The betrothal took place at the Bishop of Salisbury’s palace in Fleet Street, London. Henry was the […]