24 June 1509 – A joint coronation

| June 24, 2017

On this day in history, 24th June 1509, Midsummer’s Day and the Feast of St John the Baptist, King Henry VIII and his queen consort, Catherine of Aragon, were crowned at Westminster Abbey, in London, by William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury. Henry VIII had become king on the death of his father, Henry VII, on […]

23 June 1509 – The coronation procession of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine

| June 23, 2017

23 June 1509 – The coronation procession of King Henry VIII and Queen Catherine

On this day in history, Saturday 23rd June, the eve of their joint coronation, King Henry VIII and his queen consort, Catherine of Aragon, processed through the streets of London, from the Tower of London to Westminster in preparation for the coronation at Westminster Abbey. Chronicler Edward Hall gives the following account of the procession […]

24 June 1509 – A Midsummer’s Day coronation

| June 24, 2016

24 June 1509 – A Midsummer’s Day coronation

On 24th June 1509, Midsummer’s Day and the Feast of St John the Baptist, King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, were crowned king and queen by William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury, in a joint ceremony at Westminster Abbey, London. An overjoyed Thomas More wrote in his “Coronation Ode of King Henry […]

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 – The Midsummer Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

| June 24, 2014

24 June 1509 – The Midsummer Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

24th June, Midsummer’s Day, was the day chosen for the joint coronation of Henry VIII and his new bride Catherine of Aragon. It was a day associated with fairies and magic, and it was traditional for fires to be burned on Midsummer’s Eve to give the sun strength. David Starkey writes of how the new […]

23 June 1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon’s Coronation Procession

| June 23, 2014

23 June 1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon’s Coronation Procession

On Saturday 23rd June, the eve of the coronation, Henry and his new queen, Catherine of Aragon, processed through London, from the Tower to Westminster. The procession started at 4pm, and consisted of the Knights of the Bath dressed in splendid blue gowns followed by Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, who had been made Constable […]

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 […]

24th June 1509 – Joint Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

| June 24, 2012

24th June 1509 – Joint Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On the 24th June 1509, King Henry VIII and his new wife, Catherine of Aragon, were crowned at Westminster Abbey. I wrote a detailed article on this last year – see 24 June 1509 – Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.