October 12 – The birth of King Edward VI, son of Henry VIII

| October 12, 2022

October 12 – The birth of King Edward VI, son of Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, 12th October 1537, on the eve of the Feast of St Edward the Confessor, King Edward VI was born at Hampton Court Palace. Edward VI was the son of King Henry VIII and his third wife, Jane Seymour. London celebrated the birth of England’s new prince, but, of course, […]

Happy Birthday Edward VI – Guest Post by Kyra Kramer

| October 12, 2016

Happy Birthday Edward VI – Guest Post by Kyra Kramer

Thank you so much to Kyra Kramer for writing this guest post in honour of King Edward VI’s birthday. Kyra has just released a fascinating book on Edward, Edward VI in a Nutshell and you can find out more about it at the bottom of this post and find out how you can win a […]

12 October 1537 A King is Born – Birth of Edward VI

| October 12, 2012

12 October 1537 A King is Born – Birth of Edward VI

On this day in 1537, church bells pealed, Te Deumss were sung, bonfires lit, fruit and wine given out, and two thousand rounds were fired into the sky from the Tower of London. A prince had been born and London celebrated. Yes, on 12th October 1537 at two o’clock in the morning, Jane Seymour gave […]

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