September 21 – Robert Dudley marries Lettice Knollys in secret

| September 21, 2022

September 21 – Robert Dudley marries Lettice Knollys in secret

On this day in Tudor history, Sunday 21st September 1578, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the queen’s favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, married Lettice Devereux (née Knollys), daughter of Lady Catherine Knollys (née Carey), the queen’s cousin. The couple married in secret at Leicester’s house. So secret was the marriage that the […]

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey Book Tour Day 2 – The Knollys Children

| January 20, 2015

Cor Rotto: A Novel of Catherine Carey Book Tour Day 2 – The Knollys Children

Today, as part of her virtual book tour, author Adrienne Dillard is visiting QueenAnneBoleyn.com to share an article she’s written on the Knollys children, the rather large family of Catherine Carey and her husband Francis Knollys. Click here to read Adrienne’s wonderful article and enter the giveaway to win a copy of her book. Here’s […]

8th November 1541 – The Confession of Queen Catherine Howard

| November 8, 2011

8th November 1541 – The Confession of Queen Catherine Howard

On this day in history, 8th November 1541, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer returned to Hampton Court Palace to interrogate Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife and queen. Cranmer reported to the King that he had intended to question her severely, “first, to exaggerate the grievousness of her demerits; then to declare unto her the justice of […]