Henry VIII: Renaissance Prince and King

| June 15, 2010

Henry VIII: Renaissance Prince and King

Before I launch into a series of posts on members of the Boleyn family, I’d first like to consider King Henry VIII. After last week’s post on Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon, I received emails and comments from people wondering how, and why, Henry changed from the young, handsome, idealistic and virtuous King […]

The Marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

| June 11, 2010

The Marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On this day in history, 11th June 1509, the new king, Henry VIII, married his brother’s widow, Catherine of Aragon, nearly 6 years after they had originally been betrothed. The marriage took place in a private ceremony in the queen’s closet at Greenwich Palace in front of two witnesses: Lord Steward Shrewsbury and groom of […]