11 February – Success for George Boleyn and the birth and death of Elizabeth of York

On this day in Tudor history, 11 February 1531, the ecclesiastical assembly known as convocation granted King Henry VIII the title of “singular protector, supreme lord, and even, so far as the law of Christ allows, supreme head of the English church and clergy”.

The person responsible for persuading convocation to grant the king this title was Anne Boleyn’s brother, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford. It was a big responsibility for the young diplomat and courtier.

Find out more about what happened in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 11th February 1466, Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry VII, was born.

She also died on this day in history, 11th February 1503.

Find out more in this video…

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