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29 January 1536 – Burial of Catherine of Aragon at Peterborough Abbey

| January 29, 2015

29 January 1536 – Burial of Catherine of Aragon at Peterborough Abbey

On this day in history, 29 January 1536, Henry VIII’s first wife, Catherine of Aragon, was laid to rest at Peterborough Abbey (now Peterborough Cathedral). She had died on 7 January 1536 at Kimbolton Castle. Catherine had left instructions for her remains to be buried in a Chapel of her beloved order, The Observant Friars, […]

29 January 1536 – The Burial of Catherine of Aragon

| January 29, 2014

Catherine of Aragon, first wife of Henry VIII, died on 7th January 1536 and was buried as the Dowager Princess of Wales, the title which she herself had never recognised, at Peterborough’s Benedictine abbey on 29th January 1536. In his recent biography of Catherine of Aragon, Patrick Williams gives details of the preparations for Catherine’s […]

7 January 1536 – Death of Catherine of Aragon, First Wife of Henry VIII

| January 7, 2014

7 January 1536 – Death of Catherine of Aragon, First Wife of Henry VIII

On 7th January 1536, at two o’clock in the afternoon, Catherine of Aragon died at Kimbolton Castle. She had been ill for a few months, but felt worse after drinking a draught of Welsh ale in December 1535. This, combined with the embalmer’s report that all of her organs were healthy apart from her heart, […]

29 January 1536 – The Burial of Catherine of Aragon

| January 29, 2013

29 January 1536 – The Burial of Catherine of Aragon

On 29th January 1536, Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII’s first wife, was buried at Peterborough Abbey, now Peterborough Cathedral. The annulment of her marriage to Henry VIII in 1533 had led to her being denied the denied of Queen and being given the title of Dowager Princess of Wales, referring to her first marriage to […]

7 January 1536 – Death of Catherine of Aragon

| January 7, 2013

7 January 1536 – Death of Catherine of Aragon

On 7th January 1536, at two o’clock in the afternoon, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, died at Kimbolton Castle. You can read all about her death in my article “The Death of Catherine of Aragon”. Catherine of Aragon was laid to rest on the 29th January 1536 at Peterborough Abbey, which […]

Catherine of Aragon’s Funeral – 29 January 1536

| January 29, 2012

Catherine of Aragon’s Funeral – 29 January 1536

On the 29th January 1536, Catherine of Aragon was buried in Peterborough Abbey, now known as Peterborough Cathedral. In her last days she had requested to be buried in a Chapel of her beloved order, The Observant Friars, but the recent dissolution of the monasteries meant that there were none left. This strong woman who […]

In Memory of Catherine of Aragon

| January 31, 2010

In Memory of Catherine of Aragon

I’m rather frustrated that I couldn’t post about this commemoration service for Catherine of Aragon, but due to snow and storms I couldn’t get online between Tuesday and Friday – sorry! Anyway, every year on the 29th January Peterborough Cathedral hold a special service to commemorate the life and death of Henry VIII’s first wife, […]

Religious and Educational Buildings

| August 5, 2009

Religious and Educational Buildings

Westminster Abbey, London – Famous for being the place of coronation for monarchs since 1066, and also the resting place of seventeen monarchs. You will find both Elizabeth I and Mary I at rest here and will be able to enjoy beautiful stained glass windows, artefacts and tombs. St. Paul’s Cathedral, London – The original […]