The death of a banished queen

On this day in history, 7th January 1536, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, died at Kimbolton Castle.

It was a sad end to the woman who’d been Henry VIII’s queen consort for well over 20 years. She’d been banished from court, separated from her daughter and demoted to Dowager Princess of Wales, a title she never accepted.

Find out more in this video:

And her daughter suffered a devasting blow on this day in 1558!

By the way, on my YouTube channel this year, I’m doing 2-3 videos per week, rather than daily. Here’s my “this week in Tudor history” covering this week.

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