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24 June – A Midsummer coronation for Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon

On this day in Tudor history, 24th June 1509, Midsummer's Day and the Feast of St John the Baptist, seventeen-year-old King Henry VIII and his queen consort, Catherine of Aragon, were crowned king and queen at a joint coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey.

In today's "on this day in Tudor history" video, I draw on contemporary sources to tell us more about what happened that day.

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