11 June 1509 – The first of six marriages for Henry VIII

| June 11, 2017

On this day in history, 11th June 1509, King Henry VIII married for the first time. His bride was his brother Arthur’s widow, Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon. Henry was nearly eighteen years of age and Catherine was twenty-three. The wedding was a low-key affair, as […]

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, […]

11 June 1509 – The Wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

| June 11, 2014

11 June 1509 – The Wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On the 11th June 1509, 17 year-old King Henry VIII married 23 year-old Catherine of Aragon, widow of his brother, Arthur, Prince of Wales, in the Queen’s closet at Greenwich Palace. The wedding was a private one, with just two witnesses, Lord Steward Shrewsbury and William Thomas, a groom of the privy chamber. The wedding […]

11 June 1509 – The Wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

| June 11, 2013

11 June 1509 – The Wedding of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On the 11th June 1509 the 17 year-old King Henry VIII married the 23 year-old Catherine of Aragon, widow of Arthur Prince of Wales, Henry’s brother, in the Queen’s closet at Greenwich Palace. It was a private ceremony with just two witnesses, Lord Steward Shrewsbury and William Thomas, a groom of the privy chamber, so […]