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Wolf Hall – Episode 5 Review

This episode begins where the last episode left off, with the royal progress arriving at Wolf Hall. A long disputed theory is that Henry ‘noticed’ Jane Seymour at Wolf Hall. Recently most historians have concluded that he probably did not … Continue reading

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1st January 1511 – Prince Henry Is Born

On the 1st January 1511, Prince Henry, Duke of Cornwall, was born at Richmond Palace. He was the son of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon and was born by 1:30am. He was baptised ‘Henry’ after his father and grandfather … 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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20th September 1486 – Prince Arthur Is Born

On 20th September 1486, Arthur, Prince of Wales, was born at Winchester. He was the first child of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York. Arthur’s mother, Elizabeth of York, became pregnant immediately after her married to Henry. However, Arthur was … 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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Ladies-in-Waiting: Women Who Served at the Tudor Court – Book Review

Ladies-in-Waiting: Women Who Served at the Tudor Court is a book written by Victoria Sylvia Evans. This was an odd buy for me, as I had decided that I wouldn’t buy anything until after my birthday (21st August), but something … Continue reading

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11th July 1533 – Henry VIII’s Marriage to Anne Boleyn Declared Null By the Pope

On the 11th July 1533, Pope Clement VII declared that Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne Boleyn was null, that Henry was still married to Katherine of Aragon and threatened the King with excommunication if he did not leave Anne and … Continue reading

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