September 21 – Robert Dudley marries Lettice Knollys in secret

| September 21, 2022

September 21 – Robert Dudley marries Lettice Knollys in secret

On this day in Tudor history, Sunday 21st September 1578, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the queen’s favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, married Lettice Devereux (née Knollys), daughter of Lady Catherine Knollys (née Carey), the queen’s cousin. The couple married in secret at Leicester’s house. So secret was the marriage that the […]

25 December – The death of ,witch-hunter, Brian Darcy, and Christmas Day and Lettice Knollys

| December 25, 2021

25 December – The death of ,witch-hunter, Brian Darcy, and Christmas Day and Lettice Knollys

Happy Christmas! On this day in Tudor history, 25th December 1587, Brian Darcy, magistrate, Sheriff of Essex, witch-hunter and contributor to the 1582 “A true and just recorde of the information, examination and confession of all the witches, taken at S Oses [St Osyth]”, died. “A True and Just Recorde” argued for harsher punishments for […]