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27th October – On this Day in History…

| October 27, 2011

27th October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 27th October… 1526 – Bishop Tunstal presided over the burning of Lutheran books, such as William Tyndale’s New Testament, at St Paul’s. He had issued an edict commanding that copies of the English New Testament should be found and delivered to him because members of Luther’s sect had “translated the […]

25th October – On this Day in History…

| October 24, 2011

25th October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 25th October… 1529 – Thomas More became Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor after Cardinal Wolsey had been forced to surrender the Great Seal on the 17th October. See “Sir Thomas More Becomes Lord Chancellor” for more on this. 1532 – Henry VIII arrived back at Calais with Francis I to a […]

21st October – On this Day in History…

| October 21, 2011

21st October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 21st October… 1532 – Henry VIII left Anne Boleyn in Calais to spend four days with Francis I, “his beloved brother”, at the French court in Bolougne1. He returned with Francis on the 25th October. 1536 – Pilgrimage of Grace – Lancaster Herald, on nearing Pontefract Castle, encountered a group […]

11 October – On this Day in History…

| October 11, 2011

11 October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 11th October… 1521 – Title of Fidei Defensor, “Defender of the Faith”, conferred by Pope Leo X on Henry VIII. This was a reward for Henry VIII writing his pamphlet “Assertio septem sacramentorum adversus Martinum Lutherum” (“Declaration of the Seven Sacraments Against Martin Luther”), defending the Catholic Church against the […]