21 December 1549 – The death of Marguerite of Navarre

| December 21, 2017

On this day in history, 21st December 1549, Marguerite of Navarre died in Odos in south-western France. She was fifty-seven. Marguerite, who was also known as Margaret of Navarre, Marguerite of Angoulême and Marguerite de France, was the sister of Francis I, King of France, and the daughter of Charles de Valois-Orléans, Comte d’Angoulême, and […]

Death of Marguerite of Navarre – 21 December 1549

| December 21, 2011

Death of Marguerite of Navarre – 21 December 1549

On this day in history, 21st December 1549, Marguerite of Navarre (also known as Margaret of Navarre, Marguerite of Angoulême and Marguerite de France) died in Odos in France at the age of 57. Marguerite was the daughter of Charles de Valois-Orléans, Comte d’Angoulême, and Louise of Savoy, and the sister of King Francis I […]

15 September 1514 – Thomas Wolsey Becomes Archbishop of York

| September 15, 2011

15 September 1514 – Thomas Wolsey Becomes Archbishop of York

On this day in history, 15th September 1514, Thomas Wolsey was made Archbishop of York. He had already been appointed Bishop of Lincoln in February of that year and in 1515 he would be elevated to the office of cardinal. You can read more about Cardinal Thomas Wolsey – his life, rise to power, downfall […]

Margaret of Navarre

| December 21, 2010

Margaret of Navarre

On this day in history, 21st December 1549, Margaret of Navarre (also known as Marguerite de Navarre, Marguerite of Angoulême and Marguerite de France) died aged 57. You can read more about her in the following articles:- The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Four – The French Influence Anne Boleyn’s Faith Holbein’s The Ambassadors: […]

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Four – The French Influence

| October 20, 2010

The Early Life of Anne Boleyn Part Four – The French Influence

As I said in Part Three, it wasn’t just the Renaissance culture of her surroundings which influenced the young Anne Boleyn, she was also heavily influenced by the women she saw and spent time with in France. Let us look at some of the amazing women she met in France… Claude of France Claude was […]

Anne Boleyn’s Faith

| April 1, 2010

Anne Boleyn’s Faith

In my last article, I looked at Anne’s role in the Reformation and today I continue the theme of religion by looking at Anne Boleyn’s personal faith and the clues and evidence which give us an idea of what she truly believed in her heart. One of Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours is on display […]