7 January 1536 – Catherine of Aragon dies at Kimbolton Castle

| January 7, 2016

7 January 1536 – Catherine of Aragon dies at Kimbolton Castle

On 7th January 1536, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Henry VIII’s first wife, fifty year-old Catherine of Aragon, died at Kimbolton Castle, in Cambridgeshire, where she had been residing since April 1534. Catherine had been battling ill-health for a few months but had started to go down hill at Christmas 1535. Eustace Chapuys, the […]

7 January 1536 – The Death of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife

| January 7, 2015

7 January 1536 – The Death of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife

At 2pm on 7th January 1536, fifty year-old Catherine of Aragon died at Kimbolton Castle, Cambridgeshire, where she had resided since April 1534. Catherine had been suffering with ill health for a number of months but her condition took a turn for the worse at Christmas 1535. Catherine suffered awful stomach pains, sickness and was […]

7 January 1536 – Death of Catherine of Aragon, First Wife of Henry VIII

| January 7, 2014

7 January 1536 – Death of Catherine of Aragon, First Wife of Henry VIII

On 7th January 1536, at two o’clock in the afternoon, Catherine of Aragon died at Kimbolton Castle. She had been ill for a few months, but felt worse after drinking a draught of Welsh ale in December 1535. This, combined with the embalmer’s report that all of her organs were healthy apart from her heart, […]

7 January 1536 – Death of Catherine of Aragon

| January 7, 2013

7 January 1536 – Death of Catherine of Aragon

On 7th January 1536, at two o’clock in the afternoon, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, died at Kimbolton Castle. You can read all about her death in my article “The Death of Catherine of Aragon”. Catherine of Aragon was laid to rest on the 29th January 1536 at Peterborough Abbey, which […]