The Tudor Society

28 July – Fifth time lucky for Henry VIII?

On this day in Tudor history 28th July 1540, King Henry VIII tried his luck for a fifth time and married his former wife's maid of honour, the young Catherine Howard. Surely, she was the one!

In today's "on this day" talk, I share records of this marriage and also mentions another event that took place on the very same day - an execution.

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