The Tudor Society

December 9 – Catherine Howard’s step-grandmother is questioned

On this day in Tudor history, 9th December 1541, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Catherine Howard's stepgrandmother, Agnes Tilney, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk was questioned.

The sixty-four-year-old dowager duchess had been detained at the Lord Chancellor's home and on 9th December, she was questioned regarding the location of her money and jewels.

Find out about why she was detained and questioned, why she ended up in the Tower, and what happened when the dowager duchess was indicted for misprision of treason...

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