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One year in Henry VIII’s life: 1536

One year in Henry VIII’s life: 1536


Katherine of Aragon died on 7th January, at Kimbolton House, possibly as a result of coronary thrombosis. She was buried quietly at Peterborough Abbey. During her final illness she remained forbidden from personal contact with her daughter Mary.On 24th January, Henry fell heavily in the tiltyard at Greenwich and lay unconscious for about two hours. The shock caused Anne to miscarry five days later, reportedly male foetus.

On this day – 19th May

On this day – 19th May

1536   Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England’s King Henry VIII, was beheaded after she was convicted of adultery.

1643   Delegates from four New England colonies met in Boston to form a confederation.
1906   The 19 km long Simplon Tunnel linking Italy and Switzerland through the Alps is officially opened.