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Henry VIII’s 1541 Royal Progress Video

In today's Claire Chats I discuss the royal progress undertaken by King Henry VIII and his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.

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  1. M

    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!

    1. C - Post Author

      Yes, it must have been exhausting and the roads were said to be really bad too.

  2. L

    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!

    1. C - Post Author

      I’m glad you enjoyed it. The progress was a mammoth undertaking, I really don’t know how they did it.

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Henry VIII’s 1541 Royal Progress Video