17 February – Love at first sight for Mary, Queen of Scots? and Edward Seymour is made Duke of Somerset

| February 17, 2022

17 February – Love at first sight for Mary, Queen of Scots? and Edward Seymour is made Duke of Somerset

Well, ok, perhaps love at second or third sight! On this day in Tudor history, Saturday 17th February 1565, Mary, Queen of Scots, met and fell in love with Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, at Wemyss Castle in Scotland. Just over 7 months later, the couple got married. Find out more about the background of this […]

7 December – A rebel comes to a sticky end and the birth of Henry Stuart

| December 7, 2021

7 December – A rebel comes to a sticky end and the birth of Henry Stuart

On this day in Tudor history, 7th December 1549, rebel leader Robert Kett was hanged from the walls of Norwich Castle after being found guilty of treason. His brother William was hanged the same day, but from the steeple of Wymondham Church. In 1549, Kett was seen as a rebel and traitor who endangered the […]