Posted By Claire on October 25, 2014
A collar of the Order of St Michel
On 25th October 1532 King Francis I of France made Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, Knights of the Order of St Michel, which was the French equivalent of the Order of the Garter.
Wynkyn de Worde recorded this event in his The Maner of the tryumphe of Caleys and Bulleyn:
“Also the same daye that the kynges came from Bulleyn the frensshe kynge made the duke of Norffolke and the duke of Suffolke of the ordre of saynt Mighill.”
And it was also recorded by chronicler Edward Hall:
Posted By Claire on October 24, 2014
Just to let you know that Conor Byrne, author of Katherine Howard: A New History, is doing a virtual book tour next week and stopping at five different blogs to share guest articles and interviews. Here is the schedule:
- Monday 27th October – Here at The Anne Boleyn Files – Guest article on Katherine the Royal Stepmother
- Tuesday 28th October – Nerdalicious.com – Olga interviews Conor.
- Wednesday 29th October – Anne Boleyn: From Queen to History – Conor shares a guest article on Katherine and her family on Sarah’s blog.
- Thursday 30th October – QueenAnneBoleyn.com – Beth von Staats interviews Conor.
- Firday 31st October – On the Tudor Trail – Conor shares a guest article on Katherine’s relationships at Natalie’s blog.
There will be a book giveaway at each stop so 5 chances to win a copy of Katherine Howard: A New History.
Conor is really excited about this tour so I do hope you’ll join him at each stop.
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