19 February – The Rose Theatre, an Elizabethan playhouse and King Edward VI’s Coronation Procession

Posted By on February 19, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 19th February 1592, the Rose Theatre, an Elizabethan play house built by Philip Henslowe, was opened on Bankside in London.

Plays performed at the theatre included Shakespeare’s “Henry VI Part 1” and “Titus Andronicus”, Kyd’s “Spanish Tragedy”, and Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus”, “The Jew of Malta” and “Tamburlaine the Great”. But, unfortunately, the Rose Theatre was abandoned by 1605.

Find out more about the Rose Theatre in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 19th February 1547, King Edward VI, son of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, processed through the streets of London on his coronation procession.

Find out more in last year’s video…

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