Category Archives: Katherine of Aragon

Six Wives with Lucy Worsley – Episode 1 Review

The story of the six wives of Henry VIII has been told many times now, some argue too many times, yet somehow we still crave more. Lucy Worsley begins her new series by promising a new take on this familiar story, … Continue reading

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16th December 1485 – Katherine of Aragon Is Born

On the 16th December 1485, Katherine of Aragon was born at Alcalá de Henares. She was the youngest surviving child of King Ferdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile. She was named after her maternal great-grandmother, Catalina … Continue reading

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9th September 1513 – Regent Katherine of Aragon is Victorious Against the Scots

On the 9th September 1513, the English defeated the Scots at Flodden. This was really a victory for Katherine of Aragon, who was made regent while Henry VIII was in France. The English army had defeated the Scots after three … Continue reading

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3rd July 1533 – Katherine of Aragon Ordered to Stop Calling Herself Queen

On the 3rd July 1533, Katherine of Aragon was told to stop calling herself ‘Queen’. She was to be called ‘Princess Dowager’ from then on, as she was Prince Arthur’s widow. Lord Mountjoy was the one to tell her and … Continue reading

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27th June 1505 – Prince Henry Renounces his Betrothal to Katherine of Aragon

On the 27th June 1505, Prince Henry renounced his betrothal to Katherine of Aragon. It was the eve of his fourteenth birthday and a small party had assembled in a lower chamber on the western side of the Palace of … Continue reading

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24th June 1509 – The Coronation of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon

On the 24th June 1509, Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon’s coronation took place. Two thrones were placed on a platform in front of the high altar at Westminster Abbey. The higher throne was for Henry and the lower for … Continue reading

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23rd June 1509 – Katherine of Aragon and Henry VIII’s Coronation Procession

On the 23rd June 1509, Katherine of Aragon processed through London, just as she had done on the eve of her wedding to Arthur. She was to finally be crowned alongside Henry VIII the next day. Katherine was carried in … Continue reading

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