Mary IOn 15 June 1536 Henry VIII’s daughter Mary received a visit at her home of Hunsdon from members of her father’s council.

The men, led by the Duke of Norfolk, had been sent to bully Mary into accepting her father as Supreme Head of the Church in England, and acknowledging that she was not the legitimate heir to the throne.

You can read more about their visit in my article 15 June 1536 – Henry VIII’s Council Threaten Mary.

Today is also the date in 1519 traditionally given for the birth of Henry Fitzroy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, at the priory of St Lawrence in Blackmore, Essex. Fitzroy was the illegitimate son of King Henry VIII by his mistress, Elizabeth (Bessie Blount). See 15 June 1536 – Traditional Date for the Birth of Henry Fitzroy for more information.

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