4th November – On this Day in History…

| November 4, 2011

On this day in history… 1530 – William (some say Walter) Walsh and Henry Percy, Earl of Northumberland, arrived at Cawood Castle and arrested Cardinal Thomas Wolsey for high treason. 1538 – Henry Pole, 1st Baron Montagu, was arrested for treason along with his brother-in-law, Sir Edward Neville, and Henry Courtenay, Marquis of Exeter, and […]

1st November – On this Day in History…

| November 1, 2011

Thanks so much to Nasim for tweeting these dates this morning as my Tudor calendar was blank for today! On this day in history, 1st November… 1456 – Death of Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, from the plague at Carmarthen Castle. Edmund was the son of Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois (widow of […]

18th October – On this Day in History…

| October 18, 2011

On this day in history, 18th October… 1529 – Cardinal Thomas Wolsey surrendered the Great Seal following the writ of praemunire being filed against him on the 9th October. 1541 – Death of Margaret Tudor, elder sister of Henry VIII, former consort of James IV and grandmother of Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stuart, […]

9th October – On this Day in History…

| October 9, 2011

On this day in history, 9th October… 1514 – Marriage of Princess Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, and Louis XII of France at Abbeville – see Mary Tudor Marries Louis XII of France 1529 – A writ of praemunire was filed against Cardinal Thomas Wolsey in the court of King’s Bench 1536 – Pilgrimage […]

15 September 1514 – Thomas Wolsey Becomes Archbishop of York

| September 15, 2011

On this day in history, 15th September 1514, Thomas Wolsey was made Archbishop of York. He had already been appointed Bishop of Lincoln in February of that year and in 1515 he would be elevated to the office of cardinal. You can read more about Cardinal Thomas Wolsey – his life, rise to power, downfall […]

21 June 1529 – Catherine of Aragon’s Speech at Blackfriars

| June 21, 2011

On this day in history, 21st June 1529, Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, appeared in front of Cardinal Wolsey and Cardinal Campeggio at the Legatine Court at Blackfriars. The purpose of this court was to listen to the testimonies of the King and Queen regarding the validity of their marriage and […]

The Death of Cardinal Wolsey

| November 29, 2010

On this day in history, 29th November 1530, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey died at Leicester Abbey (the Abbey of St Mary de Pratis) in his late 50s. He was on his way from Yorkshire to London with his chaplain, Edmund Bonner (the future Bishop of London), to answer charges of high treason when he was taken […]

Sir Thomas More Becomes Lord Chancellor

| October 25, 2010

On this day in history, 25th October 1529, Sir Thomas More became Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor. On the 17th October 1529, Cardinal Wolsey had been forced to surrender the Great Seal to the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk at his house in Westminster, in front of Sir William Fitzwilliam, John Tayler and Stephen Gardiner, and […]