7 January – “You shall find Calais lying in my heart” and the death of Catherine of Aragon

| January 7, 2022

7 January – “You shall find Calais lying in my heart” and the death of Catherine of Aragon

On this day in Tudor history, 7th January 1558, in the reign of Queen Mary I, England lost Calais to the French. It was a devastating blow as Calais had been held by England for over 200 years and was an important port for English wool exports. Mary I was said to have exclaimed ““When […]