30 September 1553 – Mary I’s Coronation Procession from the Tower to Whitehall

Posted By on September 30, 2014

Mary I, Hans Eworth c. 1553

Mary I, Hans Eworth c. 1553

At 3pm on Saturday 30th September, Mary I left the Tower of London to the sound of guns firing and church bells ringing. This was her coronation procession and the next day she would be crowned Queen of England at Westminster Abbey.

You can read a primary source account of Mary’s coronation in The chronicle of Queen Jane, and of two years of Queen Mary, and especially of the rebellion of Sir Thomas Wyatclick here to read (pages 28-30) and you can read my article from 2011 about it at Mary I’s Coronation Procession.

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29 September 1528 – Cardinal Campeggio Lands at Dover

Posted By on September 29, 2014

49_R Campeggi LorenzoOn 29th September 1528 Cardinal Lorenzo Campeggio, papal legate, landed at Dover on the Kent coast. He had arrived in preparation for hearing the case for the annulment of the marriage of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, at a special legatine court.

You can read more about this in my article Cardinal Campeggio and the Legatine Court.

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