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29 June – A busy day in Tudor England

| June 29, 2016

29 June – A busy day in Tudor England

As far as “on this day in history” events go, 29th June is a rather busy day in Tudor England. Here are the main events with links to articles you can read to find out more about them… 1509 – Lady Margaret Beaufort, grandmother of Henry VIII, mother of the late Henry VII and a […]

29 June 1509 – Death of Margaret Beaufort, the Tudor matriarch

| June 29, 2014

29 June 1509 – Death of Margaret Beaufort, the Tudor matriarch

On this day in 1509, Lady Margaret Beaufort, grandmother of Henry VIII, mother of the late Henry VII and a woman known as the matriarch of the Tudor dynasty, died at Cheyneygates, the Abbot of Westminter’s house. Margaret died just four days after enjoying the coronation celebrations of her grandson Henry VIII, and Henry Parker, […]

Margaret Beaufort

| May 30, 2014

Margaret Beaufort

Here are some facts about Lady Margaret Beaufort:- Margaret was born on the 31st May 1443 at Bletsoe Castle in Bedfordshire. Her parents were Margaret Beauchamp of Bletsoe and John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, grandson of John of Gaunt, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and his mistress (and eventual wife) Katherine Swynford. Margaret was an […]

29 June 1509 – Death of Lady Margaret Beaufort

| June 29, 2013

29 June 1509 – Death of Lady Margaret Beaufort

On 29th June 1509, just two months after the death of her son, Henry VII, and the accession of her grandson, Henry VIII, Lady Margaret Beaufort died at the age of sixty-six. Her good friend, John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, attended the dying Margaret and was able to perform last rites. Fisher also preached the […]

31 May 1529 – Opening of the Legatine Court at Blackfriars

| May 31, 2013

31 May 1529 – Opening of the Legatine Court at Blackfriars

On 31st May 1529, the formal trial to investigate Henry VIII’s case for an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon was opened at Blackfriars. A papal bull in April 1528 had given Cardinal Wolsey the authority to “to take cognisance of all matters concerning the King’s divorce” in England, with the assistance of […]

1st November – On this Day in History…

| November 1, 2011

1st November – On this Day in History…

Thanks so much to Nasim for tweeting these dates this morning as my Tudor calendar was blank for today! On this day in history, 1st November… 1456 – Death of Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond, from the plague at Carmarthen Castle. Edmund was the son of Owen Tudor and Catherine of Valois (widow of […]

29 June 1509 – Death of Margaret Beaufort

| June 29, 2011

29 June 1509 – Death of Margaret Beaufort

On the day after Henry VIII’s 18th birthday and one of his coronation celebratory jousts, his grandmother and the matriarch of the Tudor dynasty, Lady Margaret Beaufort, died. She was in her late sixties, a good age for a Tudor woman, and had outlived her son, Henry VII, her daughter-in-law, Elizabeth of York, her grandson, […]

Happy Birthday Margaret Beaufort!

| May 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Margaret Beaufort!

Author Susan Higginbotham has just reminded me on Facebook that Lady Margaret Beaufort, matriarch of the Tudor dynasty and the grandmother of Henry VIII, was born on this day in 1443. Happy 568th birthday, Lady Beaufort! You can read more about Lady Margaret Beaufort in my article “Lady Margaret Beaufort”.