20 February 1547 – Edward VI is crowned

| February 20, 2015

20 February 1547 – Edward VI is crowned

On this day in history, 20th February 1547, King Edward VI was crowned King at Westminster Abbey, following the death of his father Henry VIII on 28th January 1547. You can read all about the coronation procession and the coronation itself in my article The Coronation of Edward VI, but here is a contempoary account […]

A Baptism and a Coronation – 1516 and 1547

| February 20, 2014

A Baptism and a Coronation – 1516 and 1547

Following her birth on 18th February 1516, the future Mary I, was baptised on 20th February in the Church of the Observant Friars at Greenwich. The little princess was carried to the font by the Countess of Surrey and her godparents were Catherine Courtenay, Countess of Devon and daughter of Edward IV; Margaret Pole, Countess […]