Monday, April 12, 2010

Question from Sara Jane - Spanish ambassador at Henry's court

On season 4 of the tudors-the spanish ambassador is still there even though the King is on is second to last wife. Is this historically accurate? why is he still there I know he is an ambassador but it seems he was there mostly to help katherine


  1. Eustace Chapuys was envoy to the English court since the time of Katherine of Aragon.

    He retired after Henry VIII married Katharine Parr.

  2. There were always ambassadors at court, it was the way business was handled between the monarchs of Europe. There were also English ambassadors in the courts of the other European nations.

    And even though Katherine of Aragon was deceased, Mary was the cousin of Charles V and Chapuys was only of Mary's greatest allies...


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