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24 January 1536 – Henry VIII and his horse fall heavily

| January 24, 2017

24 January 1536 – Henry VIII and his horse fall heavily

On this day in history, 24th January 1536, at a joust at Greenwich Palace, King Henry VIII and his horse “both fell so heavily that every one thought it a miracle he was not killed”. It is not known exactly what happened or how serious the accident was, but it put an end to Henry’s […]

12 January 1510 – God save the King!

| January 12, 2016

12 January 1510 – God save the King!

On 12th January 1510, Henry VIII jousted for the first time as king at a private joust at Richmond Park. He had become king following his father Henry VII’s death on 21st April 1509 and was a keen sportsman, excelling at the joust. On 29th May 1510, Luis Caroz de Villaragut wrote to Ferdinand II, […]

12 January 1510 – Panic at the Joust

| January 12, 2015

12 January 1510 – Panic at the Joust

On 12th January 1510, at a private joust at Richmond Park, Henry VIII jousted for the first time as king. He and his good friend William Compton attended the joust in disguise so that nobody knew the king was taking part. However, this led to panic when one of the disguised men was injured and […]