In today's Claire Chats I discuss the royal progress undertaken by King Henry VIII and his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
Sources and Further Reading
- Thornton, Tim (2009) Henry VIII’s Progress Through Yorkshire in 1541 and its Implications for Northern Identities, Northern History, Volume 46, Number 2, September 2009. See http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1179/174587009X452323
- Baldwin Smith, Lacey (2009) Catherine Howard, Amberley Publishing
- Nadine Lewycky, The City of York in the time of Henry VIII, read at http://www.york.ac.uk/ipup/projects/york/bigcityread/city.html
- Hall, Edward. Hall’s Chronicle, p842 - See http://www.archive.org/stream/hallschronicleco00halluoft#page/n851/mode/2up
- LP xvi - August, September and October for Privy Council meetings and letters from Marillac and Chapuys
- Account of King Henry the Eighth's Entry Into Lincoln, in 1541 by Frederick Madden, available at Google Books
- An account of King Henry the Eighth's Progress in Lincolnshire by Joseph Hunter
Very interesting talk, Claire! I was lucky enough to FINALLY make the trip from the states to the UK. We started our journey in London and made our way through Cambridge to York and points beyond. Even using the modern convenience of traveling by coach, I found the journey of “one night here; 2 nights there” exhausting. I can only imagine what such a journey would have been like during Henry’s time.
The trip was not long enough for me to explore everything I wanted to, but it gave me an idea of how I want to explore it the next time I go!
Yes, it must have been exhausting and the roads were said to be really bad too.
Thanks for the chat, Claire! I love hearing the details of this “infamous” Progress, as it really had a little bit of everything (adultery, betrayal, forgiveness, etc.) in it! Not to mention the journey itself sounds incredibly exhausting!
I’m glad you enjoyed it. The progress was a mammoth undertaking, I really don’t know how they did it.