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6 November – Catherine of Aragon met her betrothed for the first time and Catherine Howard was abandoned by Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, 6th November 1501, Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile, met her betrothed, Arthur, Prince of Wales, eldest son of King Henry VII, at Dogmersfield in Hampshire.

The couple were actually already married by proxy, but had never met, and Catherine had only just arrived in England.

Find out more about the lead-up to Catherine of Aragon and Arthur Tudor's meeting on 6th November 1501, including Catherine's journey from Spain to England, how their meeting went and what happened next, in this talk...

Also on this day in Tudor history, Sunday 6th November 1541, Catherine Howard, Henry VIII’s fifth wife, was abandoned by her husband the king at Hampton Court Palace.

She would never see him again. On the same day, Queen Catherine was visited by a delegation of king's council members and informed of allegations made against her.

What exactly happened on this day in 1541 and what has this to do with Hampton Court Palace's 'Haunted Gallery'?

Find out in this video...

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6 November – Catherine of Aragon met her betrothed for the first time and Catherine Howard was abandoned by Henry VIII