Catherine of Aragon
Louise Boisen Schmidt
·The first of Henry VIII's wives who refused to give into the King's demand of a divorce. Instead she kept fighting but in the end the divorce came through and…
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Kimbolton Castle in Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, is best known as the final home of King Henry VIII's first queen, Catherine of Aragon. Originally a medieval castle but converted into a stately palace, it was the family seat of the Dukes of Manchester from 1615 until 1950. It now houses Kimbolton School.
24 June 1509 - Coronation of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon - The Anne Boleyn Files
24 June 1509 – Coronation of Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon | Henry VIII & his new bride were crowned King & Queen at Westminster Abbey on Midsummer’s Day 1509. Henry decided he & his Queen would have a joint coronation & this was to be their big event rather than their wedding which was a rather low key & private affair at Greenwich Palace. There is no denying that their coronation was a lavish & very public event, followed by a special tournament & two days of merriment, jousting & feasting.
Housed in the Chapter Library is a book once owned by Henry VIII’s first wife, Katherine of Aragon. Printed in Antwerp in 1529, the book is by Joannes Ludovicus Vives (1493-1540) and is titled De concordia et discordia in humano genere (On concord and discord in humankind). The volume in the Chapter Library is bound in tooled leather bearing the arms of Henry VIII, Katherine’s personal emblem, the pomegranate, and the arms of Castile.