November 28 – Claimant Edward Plantagenet is beheaded

| November 28, 2022

November 28 – Claimant Edward Plantagenet is beheaded

On this day in Tudor history, 28th November 1499, in the reign of King Henry VII, Edward Plantagenet, styled Earl of Warwick, was beheaded on Tower Hill. Warwick was the son of George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Edward IV and Richard III, so was a potential claimant to the throne. However, it was […]

November 27 – A former monk is burnt for heresy after being caught by Sir Thomas More

| November 27, 2022

November 27 – A former monk is burnt for heresy after being caught by Sir Thomas More

On this day in Tudor history, 27th November 1531, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Reformer Richard Bayfield was burnt at the stake at Smithfield for heresy. The former Benedictine monk had been caught importing heretical books into England by Sir Thomas More. Unfortunately, it wasn’t Bayfield’s first brush with the authorities. Bayfield had […]

November 26 – Henry Fitzroy marries Mary Howard

| November 26, 2022

November 26 – Henry Fitzroy marries Mary Howard

On this day in Tudor history, 26th November 1533, Henry Fitzroy, Duke of Richmond and Somerset, married Mary Howard at Hampton Court Palace. Henry Fitzroy was King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son by his mistress Bessie Blount and Mary Howard was the daughter of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk. They were both fourteen years old […]

November 25 – A queen is crowned

| November 25, 2022

November 25 – A queen is crowned

On this day in Tudor history, 25th November 1487, the Feast of St Catherine, in the reign of King Henry VII, the king’s queen consort, Elizabeth of York, was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey. Let me shares details of Elizabeth of York’s coronation, including Elizabeth’s apparel, and who attended, plus a list of some of […]

November 24 – The coronation procession of Elizabeth of York, Henry VII’s wife and Henry VIII’s mother

| November 24, 2022

November 24 – The coronation procession of Elizabeth of York, Henry VII’s wife and Henry VIII’s mother

On this day in Tudor history, Saturday 24th November 1487, in the reign of King Henry VII, the coronation procession of the king’s queen consort, Elizabeth of York, took place in London. Her coronation would take place the following day. Elizabeth of York, eldest daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, had become queen […]

November 22 – The doctor who treated Anne Boleyn when she had sweating sickness

| November 22, 2022

November 22 – The doctor who treated Anne Boleyn when she had sweating sickness

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd November 1545, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Sir William Butts died after suffering from a “dooble febre quartanz”, a form of malaria. Sir William Butts was a royal physician and Henry VIII sent him to Hever Castle in 1528 to treat his sweetheart Anne Boleyn when […]

November 21 – Frances Grey (née Brandon), daughter of Mary Tudor and mother of Lady Jane Grey

| November 21, 2022

November 21 – Frances Grey (née Brandon), daughter of Mary Tudor and mother of Lady Jane Grey

On this day in Tudor history, 21st November 1559, Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, died at Richmond. Frances was laid to rest in St Edmund’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, in London, on the orders of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. Frances’ second husband, Adrian Stokes, erected a tomb in her memory. Frances was the daughter of […]

November 20 – Elizabeth I’s “mouton”

| November 20, 2022

November 20 – Elizabeth I’s “mouton”

On this day in Tudor history, 20th November 1591, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, a man Elizabeth called her “mouton” died. Sir Christopher Hatton was fifty-one at his death and as well as being one of the queen’s favourites, he’d served as her lord chancellor. Hatton […]

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