The Tudor Society

16 September – Henry VIII and Catherine Howard get lots of money!

On this day in Tudor history, 16th September 1541, King Henry VIII entered the city of York as part of his Northern Progress with his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.

This was a chance for the people of the North to show their loyalty to their king and his consort, and to make up for rebelling against him. How could they do that? Well, by getting on their knees in submission and paying him lots of money.

Find out more about this progress and how the king ended up being humiliated too, in today's talk.

I did a Claire's Chat talk a few years ago about this 1541 progress - click here to view it now.

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