Today, January 7th in the Lords’ Year of 1536, Katharine of Aragon died in Kimbleton Castle. Katharine had been removed from the King’s household around 4 years earlier and after a brief stint at the More Castle, moved to Kimbleton where she lived almost as a recluse. She was unable to see her beloved daughter Mary during this time and received very few visitors though in this time of unimaginable, her piousness reached new heights. In December, a month before, Katharine had apparently sensed her own demise and wrote to her nephew, Charles V, asking him to look after Mary after her death. He would stay true to this promise and more in later years. She also wrote a final letter to the King, who she called her husband to the literal day of her death. She passed on January 7th and though many suspected Anne Boleyn’s involvement or that she had even been poisoned, the court infamously donned the color yellow the following day, The Spanish color of mourning. Rumors were numerous of poisoning, especially when the embalming process revealed that Katharine’s heart was discolored though modern sources would remark that Katharine had cancer.
And finally, a fuckyeah blog for the world's most misunderstood monarch hast arisen!
We all know Henry Tudor the Eight of England as the grotesque, red-headed and bearded womanizer that he became in the last 18 months of his life but my goal will be to bring the truth to all who chose to visit this blog and to prove that while he was a monarch, he was a man also with his own share of insecurities and a jaded childhood that influenced his reign perhaps more then it should have.
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