15 October 1537 – Edward VI’s christening at Hampton Court Palace

| October 15, 2019

15 October 1537 – Edward VI’s christening at Hampton Court Palace

On this day in Tudor history, 15th October 1537, three-day-old Prince Edward (the future King Edward VI), son of King Henry VIII and his third wife, Queen Jane Seymour, was christened in a lavish ceremony in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace. In today’s “on this day in Tudor history” video, I share a […]

15th October – On this Day in History…

| October 15, 2011

15th October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 15th October… 1536 – Henry VIII writes to the Earl of Shrewsbury, the Duke of Suffolk “and others” with instructions on handling the rebellion which we now know as the Pilgrimage of Grace. The King also wrote to the rebels in Lincolnshire promising “to show them mercy if they leave […]

The Christening of Edward VI

| October 15, 2010

The Christening of Edward VI

On this day in history, 15th October 1537, three days after his birth, Henry VIII’s son, the future Edward VI, was christened in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court in a lavish ceremony. The day started with a procession from the Queen’s apartments to the chapel where Archbishop Thomas Cranmer performed the baptismal rites in […]