Thanks so much to Nasim for tweeting these dates this morning as my Tudor calendar was blank for today!
On this day in history, 1st November…
1456 – Death of Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, from the plague at Carmarthen Castle. Edmund was the son of Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois (widow of Henry V, the husband of Margaret Beaufort and the father of Henry VII. 13 year old Margaret Beaufort was actually six months pregnant with Henry when Edmund died at around the age of 26. He was buried at the church of Greyfriars in Carmarthen, but was moved to St Davids Cathedral where his elaborate tomb can still be seen today in the middle of the high altar.
1530 – Henry VIII sent Sir Walter Walsh (some say William Walsh) with Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, to Cawood Castle to arrest Cardinal Thomas Wolsey for high treason. They arrived on 4th November and took him into custody.
Notes and Sources
- The wonderful Nasim on Twitter – see http://twitter.com/#!/NasimT
- Edmund Tudor by R.S. Thomas in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Privy Chamber of Henry VIII by Michael Riordan in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Thomas Wolsey by Sybil M. Jack in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- The Life of Cardinal Wolsey by George Cavendish