9 January – A queen twice over, and Executions of Henry Pole and Henry Courtenay

| January 9, 2022

9 January – A queen twice over, and Executions of Henry Pole and Henry Courtenay

On this day in Tudor history, 9th January 1514, Anne of Brittany, Queen Consort of King Louis XII of France, died at Château Blois in France. Her corpse was buried in the Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis and her heart was buried at Nantes. Anne of Brittany was the mother of Queen Claude of France, the […]

4 November – The imprisonment of a treasonous family and the arrest of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

| November 4, 2021

4 November – The imprisonment of a treasonous family and the arrest of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey

On this day in Tudor history, 4th November 1538, Henry Pole, 1st Baron Montagu, his brother-in-law, Sir Edward Neville; Henry Courtenay, Marquis of Exeter; Courtenay’s wife, Gertrude Blount, and the couple’s son, Edward Courtenay, were all arrested for treason and imprisoned in the Tower of London. Montagu, Neville and Exeter, along with Montagu’s brother, Geoffrey […]

4th November – On this Day in History…

| November 4, 2011

4th November – On this Day in History…

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 […]

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