12 June 1530 – Catherine of Aragon reprimands Henry VIII

| June 12, 2015

According to Eustace Chapuys, the imperial ambassador, on Sunday 12th June 1530 Catherine of Aragon had words with her husband Henry VIII, “exhorting him to be again to her a good prince and husband, and to quit the evil life he was leading and the bad example he was setting.”1 Catherine went on to tell […]

18 June 1529 – Catherine of Aragon’s First Appearance at the Legatine Court

| June 18, 2014

18 June 1529 – Catherine of Aragon’s First Appearance at the Legatine Court

On 31st May 1529, a legatine court had opened at Blackfriars in London following Pope Clement VII’s papal bull of April 1528 empowering Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, as the Pope’s viceregent, “to take cognisance of all matters concerning the King’s divorce” along with Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio, who had been made papal legate in June 1528. Campeggio […]

11th June 1509 – Marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

| June 11, 2012

11th June 1509 – Marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On the 11th June 1509, King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Isabel I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, and widow of Arthur, Prince of Wales, Henry’s brother. The couple married in a private ceremony in one of the Queen’s closets at Greenwich Palace. You can read more about this in […]