April 22 – Isabella I, gaol fever, and the Earl of Cumberland

| April 22, 2022

April 22 – Isabella I, gaol fever, and the Earl of Cumberland

Isabella I of Castile, one of Spain’s famous “Reyes Catolicos” (Catholic monarchs) was born on this day in history, 22nd April 1451. Hear a few facts about this famous Spanish queen and how she relates to the Tudors… On this day in Tudor history, 22 April 1598, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Justice […]

19 October – Marriage of the Catholic Monarchs and the Pilgrimage of Grace Rebellion

| October 19, 2021

19 October – Marriage of the Catholic Monarchs and the Pilgrimage of Grace Rebellion

On this day in history, 19th October 1469, an event took place in Spain that was not only important in Spanish history, but which had an impact on Europe and which has links with the Tudors. The event was the marriage of an eighteen-year-old woman called Isabella and a seventeen-year-old man called Ferdinand. They’d become […]

16 December 1485 – Birth of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife

| December 16, 2015

16 December 1485 – Birth of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife

At some time during the night of 15th/16th December 1485, Queen Isabella I of Castile gave birth to a daughter at the Archbishop of Toledo’s Palace (Palacio Arzobispal de Alcalá de Henares) in the city of Alcalá de Henares, just over twenty miles north-east of Madrid. This little girl was to be the youngest surviving […]