16 September 1541- Henry VIII and Catherine Howard Enter York on their Progress

Posted By on September 16, 2014

Henry VIIIOn 16 September 1541, King Henry VIII entered the city of York through Walmgate Bar, and was met by the city’s officials at Fulford Cross. The mayor and the aldermen of the city then begged forgiveness from the King for the North’s rebellion during the Pilgrimage of Grace, and gave the King and his wife, Queen Catherine Howard, a gold cup each full of gold coins.

This visit to York was part of Henry and Catherine’s royal progress to the North, and you can read more about this visit in article from last year – click here.

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Name the Kittens Competition Results

Posted By on September 15, 2014

Majesty and Portia kittensThank you to all those who entered the Name the Kittens competition. Christian, Verity and Joel could not believe how many names you came up with and it made the judging very tricky.

After going through the list a few times, the two names they agreed upon were Majesty and Portia, so congratulations to Esther, the first person to mention “Majesty”, and Deborah Montuori for coming up with Portia. Esther and Deborah both win a copy of Toni Mount’s Everyday Life in Medieval London.

Our kittens are both female and Majesty is tabby in her colouring and Portia is a mix of white and tabby. They are both settling in well and are bundles of fun.

Other News

I’ve just added this week’s quiz to the Tudor Society for members to enjoy and September’s magazine and talk are live on the site. Go to www.tudorsociety.com/ to log in or find out more about the Society.

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The Tudor Society Update

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