Tag: Henry VIII
Princess on the Streets: How Catherine of Aragon Came to Live on the Strand
Following the sudden death of her first husband, Catherine of Aragon found herself thrust into poverty and turmoil regarding her consequent betrothal. Marnie Camping-Harris discusses the turbulent formative years of the future Queen of England.
Henry VIII: The Spare Who Changed History
Whilst the phrase “spare to the heir” has dominated headlines in recent months, it is an appellation which also overshadowed the early years of the future King Henry VIII. Naomi Wallace discusses the events that shaped the monarch, and the history of England.
Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: Who was Catherine Parr?
Written by Eva Campbell. Catherine Parr is perhaps the least discussed of Henry VIII’s wives, dismissed as the carer or nurse that comforted Henry at the end of his life. But did the woman who survived have a more complex relationship with the King? How do we restore the life of Catherine Parr in popular…