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 […]