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The Tudor Society

November 11 – Queen Catherine Howard is moved from Hampton Court Palace to Syon

On this day in Tudor history, 11th November 1541, the Feast of Martinmas, King Henry VIII's council sent Archbishop Thomas Cranmer a letter containing instructions to move Queen Catherine Howard, who had been confined to her apartments in Hampton Court Palace, to Syon House, formerly Syon Abbey.

In the video and transcript below, I share the instructions that Archbishop Cranmer was given and what Catherine was sent for her time at Syon. I also explain what else happened on this day in 1541, along with some trivia about the people in charge of Catherine's household at Syon.

Click here to enjoy historian Gareth Russell's expert talk "Dukes, Deceivers and Disappointments: The Men in Catherine Howard’s Story".

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November 11 – Queen Catherine Howard is moved from Hampton Court Palace to Syon