November 25 – A queen is crowned

| November 25, 2022

November 25 – A queen is crowned

On this day in Tudor history, 25th November 1487, the Feast of St Catherine, in the reign of King Henry VII, the king’s queen consort, Elizabeth of York, was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey. Let me shares details of Elizabeth of York’s coronation, including Elizabeth’s apparel, and who attended, plus a list of some of […]

November 24 – The coronation procession of Elizabeth of York, Henry VII’s wife and Henry VIII’s mother

| November 24, 2022

November 24 – The coronation procession of Elizabeth of York, Henry VII’s wife and Henry VIII’s mother

On this day in Tudor history, Saturday 24th November 1487, in the reign of King Henry VII, the coronation procession of the king’s queen consort, Elizabeth of York, took place in London. Her coronation would take place the following day. Elizabeth of York, eldest daughter of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, had become queen […]

September 20 – The birth of Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, at Winchester

| September 20, 2022

September 20 – The birth of Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, at Winchester

On this day in Tudor history, 20th September 1486, Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, was born at Winchester. Arthur was the first child of King Henry VII and his queen consort, Elizabeth of York. He was named after the legendary King Arthur and there were high hopes for him. Henry VII believed that Arthur would […]

24 November – The death of John Knox and the coronation procession of Elizabeth of York

| November 24, 2021

24 November – The death of John Knox and the coronation procession of Elizabeth of York

On this day in Tudor history, 24th November 1572, John Knox, the Scottish clergyman, famous Reformer , royal chaplain, and founder of Presbyterianism, died at his home in Edinburgh as his second wife, Margaret, read aloud from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. John Knox is known for bringing the Protestant reformation to the church […]

18 January 1486 – The wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

| January 18, 2018

18 January 1486 – The wedding of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York

On this day in history, twenty-nine-year-old King Henry VII, who’d been king since his victory at the Battle of Bosworth on 22nd August 1485, married twenty-year-old Elizabeth of York, daughter and eldest child of King Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville. The service was conducted by Thomas Bourchier, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey. Over two […]

20 September 1486 – It’s a boy!

| September 20, 2017

20 September 1486 – It’s a boy!

On this day in history, Elizabeth of York, wife of King Henry VII, did her duty as queen consort and gave the king a healthy son. She did if first time too! Yes, on 20th September 1486, just “afore one o’clock after midnight”, Elizabeth gave birth to a baby boy at St. Swithun’s Priory in […]

60 second history – Elizabeth of York

| April 20, 2017

60 second history – Elizabeth of York

Today’s Tudor topic for my 60-second history video series is Elizabeth of York. I refrained from shouting “she wasn’t raped!”, “there’s no evidence that she was in love with Richard III!” and the like and, instead, focused on a brief bio of this Tudor queen consort. As I’ve explained before, the idea of this series […]

20 September 1486 – Elizabeth of York gives birth to Prince Arthur

| September 20, 2016

20 September 1486 – Elizabeth of York gives birth to Prince Arthur

On this day in history, just “afore one o’clock after midnight” on 20th September 1486, Elizabeth of York, queen consort of King Henry VII, gave birth to her first child. The baby boy was born at St. Swithun’s Priory in Winchester and was baptised in a lavish ceremony at Winchester Cathedral on 24th September 1486. […]

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