Welcome to part four as we zoom into the years of Henry VIII’s protracted divorce from Katherine of Aragon. You can catch up on 1527, 1528 and 1529 from the last few days, but today we’re going to dive right into 1530.
Over the next couple of weeks and months we’re going to dig into Henry VIII’s divorce from Katherine of Aragon, moving through the laborious process year by year. We have covered in the past when it was that Henry fell in love with Anne Boleyn, and we have also covered the six-month period between Anne’s private wedding with Henry at the end of 1532 and her presentation at court as queen in the spring of 1533. These posts will essentially cover the years in-between, taking a look at the legal, theological and diplomatic issues prompted by, well, Henry’s personal life.