Posted By Claire on April 21, 2022
On this day in Tudor history, 21st April 1509, King Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty on the English throne, died at Richmond Palace.
Henry VII was succeeded by his seventeen-year-old son who, apparently, did “not desire gold or gems or precious metals, but virtue, glory, immortality”! Yes, this was Henry VIII.
Find out more in this video:
You can find out more about father and son in these two videos:
- Henry VII – 60 second history – https://youtu.be/G6WuJFrj3Os
- Henry VIII – 60 second history – https://youtu.be/1NOltgGgTAo
On this day in 1581, alchemist Thomas Charnock was buried at Otterhampton in Somerset.
Charnock was obsessed with alchemy and claimed to have made the philosopher’s stone, which he offered to Queen Elizabeth I in exchange for financial support.
Find out more about Thomas Charnock, his work on alchemy, and the philosopher’s stone…