The Executions of Catherine Howard and Lady Rochford: An Eye Witness Account

| February 13, 2013

The Executions of Catherine Howard and Lady Rochford: An Eye Witness Account

On 15th February 1542, Otwell Johnson, a London merchant who David Loades describes as “the clothier and victualler whose customers had included many members of the queen’s household”, wrote to his brother regarding the executions of the Queen and Lady Rochford on 13th February. His is the only eye witness account we have and here […]

Katherine Howard’s Execution: The Tragic End of a Young Life

| February 13, 2012

Katherine Howard’s Execution: The Tragic End of a Young Life

Today’s post comes from historian Marilyn Roberts, author of “The Mowbray Legacy” and the forthcoming “Norfolk House”. You may remember her articles on the Howards from December. Thank you, Marilyn! There has been a quiet spell, of sorts, since 22nd December 1541 when we left prominent members of the Howard family incarcerated in the Tower. […]