24 January – Can jousting heal the problems between Englishmen and Spaniards? and Henry VIII’s Jousting Accident

Posted By on January 24, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 24th January 1555, in the reign of Queen Mary I, a great joust was held at Westminster between English and the Spanish knights.

It was one of the events planned by Philip of Spain, Queen Mary I’s husband, to try and tackle the problems between Englishmen and Spaniards in London.

Tensions had even led to violence and murder.

Find out more about the problems, and how King Philip tried to tackle them, in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 24th January 1536, the forty-four-year-old King Henry VIII had a jousting accident at Greenwich Palace.

Find out more in this video…

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