The Tudor Society

24 February – Katherine Howard, Elizabeth I’s good friend and The Birth of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

On this day in Tudor history, 24th February 1603, Katherine Howard (née Carey), Countess of Nottingham, died at Arundel House.

Katherine was a close friend of Queen Elizabeth I and it is thought that grief over her friend's death had a major impact on the queen's own health, for she died just a month later.

Find out who Katherine was, how she rose to be the queen's good friend, and also hear about a myth associated with her in this talk...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 24 February 1500, a man who would be heir to three powerful dynasties and who would rule "the empire on which the sun never sets" was born. That man was Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Find out more in this video...

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