5th October – On this Day in History

Oct 5, 2011
Edward VI

On this day in history, 5th October…

1518 – Formal betrothal of Princess Mary, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, and the Dauphin of France.

1549 – Edward Seymour, Protector Somerset, “issued a proclamation for a general array to gather at Hampton Court, where the King was lodged with the Protector”, due to tensions mounting between Somerset and John Dudley, Earl of Warwick.

1553 – Parliament met in Mary I’s reign – It repealed the treason act of Edward VI’s reign, passed an act declaring the legitimacy of Mary I, reinstated the Mass in Latin, celibacy of the clergy and ritual worship. It was as if the reformation of Edward’s reign had never happened.

Notes and Sources

  • New Advent article on Mary Tudor
  • Marian Government Policies on EnglishHistory.net
  • “The 1549 rebellions and the making of early modern England” by Andy Wood

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