March 4 – William Bullokar and his 40-letter alphabet and, Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn star in the spectacular Chateau Vert Pageant

On this day in history, 4th March 1609, Tudor spelling reformer and grammarian William Bullokar died at Chichester in West Sussex.

William Bullokar is known for writing the first grammar book of English, the “Pamphlet for Grammar”, and for his work reforming the alphabet to improve literacy.

Find out more about him and what he did in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 4th March 1522, at the court of Henry VIII, the Chateau Vert pageant took place. Anne Boleyn and Mary Boleyn were two of the participants in this lavish pageant.

You can find out all about it in this video…

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