21 January – Henry Howard’s madding time and the Act of Attainder against Catherine Howard and Jane Boleyn

On the night of this day in Tudor history, 21st January 1543, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Thomas Wyatt the Younger and several other youths went on a five-hour rampage in London.

Surrey regretted his actions, calling that night “a madding time”, but the king and the privy council took it seriously.

Find out what happened to Surrey and his fellow vandals in this talk…

Also on this day in history, 21st January 1542, a bill of attainder against Queen Catherine Howard and one of her ladies, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, was introduced into the House of Lords.

Find out more in this video…

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