August 11 – Henry VIII’s awful treatment of friars

Posted By on August 11, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 11th August 1534, or shortly before, Henry VIII and his government expelled the friars observant from their religious houses.

The expulsion was due to the friars’ support of Catherine of Aragon, the king’s first wife, and their refusal to accept the king as supreme head of the Church in England.

These men were treated abominably by Henry VIII and his government and you can find out about their treatment and their fates in this video and transcript…

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August 10 – The Mary Rose’s very first battle

Posted By on August 10, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 10th August 1512, the English fleet’s flagship, the Mary Rose, saw battle for the first time in the Battle of Saint-Mathieu, a naval battle in the War of the League of Cambrai.

The battle was fought between the English fleet and the Franco-Breton fleet just off the coast of Brest.

1,500 to 1,600 men were lost that day, but how? What happened? And who was victorious?

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