7 November 1541 – Catherine Howard confined to her chambers

| November 7, 2014

7 November 1541 – Catherine Howard confined to her chambers

On 7th November 1541, following their investigation into claims about Catherine Howard’s sexual history, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer and Catherine’s uncle, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, visited Hampton Court Palace to interrogate Catherine and to arrange that she should be confined to her chambers there. Catherine would be able to move between chambers in her […]

2 November 1541 – Henry VIII finds out about Catherine Howard’s colourful past

| November 2, 2014

2 November 1541 – Henry VIII finds out about Catherine Howard’s colourful past

On 2nd November 1541, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer left a letter for Henry VIII in the Holy Day Closet at Hampton Court Palace detailing Catherine Howard’s colourful past, and how she had “lived most corruptly and sensually”. Cranmer had been persuaded by Chancellor Audley and the Earl of Hertford to relate the story told by Mary […]