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 […]