11 June 1509 – Henry VIII marries for the first time

| June 11, 2016

11 June 1509 – Henry VIII marries for the first time

On this day in history, 11th June 1509, just under two months after his accession to the throne of England, seventeen-year-old King Henry VIII married twenty-three-year-old Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, and the widow of Henry’s brother, Arthur, Prince of Wales. The couple got married in […]

11 June 1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon marry at Greenwich

| June 11, 2015

11 June 1509 – Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon marry at Greenwich

On 11th June 1509, seventeen year-old King Henry VIII married twenty-three year-old Catherine of Aragon, his brother Arthur’s widow, in the Queen’s Closet at Greenwich Palace. The wedding was low-key and was a private ceremony with just two witnesses: George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury and Lord Steward of the King’s Household, and William Thomas, […]