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15 January – The death of Catherine Carey (Knollys), daughter of Mary Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 15th January 1569, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Catherine Knollys (née Carey), wife of Sir Francis Knollys, daughter of Mary Boleyn, and cousin of the queen, died at Hampton Court Palace. She was about 45 years old.

Sadly, Queen Elizabeth I had kept Catherine and her beloved husband, Sir Francis Knollys, apart during Catherine's final day.

Find out more about Catherine's final days, the queen's cruelty, Francis's frustration, and Catherine's lavish burial, which was paid for by the queen, in today's talk.

Here is my video on the Knollys' marriage:

And here is my playlist on Catherine's mother, Mary Boleyn:

Also on this day in Tudor history, 15th January 1559, Elizabeth I, daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey. Here is my talk on the coronation

Also on this day in history:

  • 1522 – Death of Richard Fitzjames, Bishop of London, in London. He was buried in the nave of St Paul's.
  • 1522 – Death of Sir John Heron, Treasurer of the Chamber to Henry VII and General Receiver to Henry VIII. He was buried at the Whitefriars, London.
  • 1535 – Henry VIII declared himself head of the Church in England.
  • 1555 – Death of Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland and wife of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Jane died in Chelsea, London, and was buried there. She outlived her husband, who was executed in 1553 after Mary seized the throne from his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey.

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15 January – The death of Catherine Carey (Knollys), daughter of Mary Boleyn