25 July 1554 – Mary I Marries Philip of Spain

| July 25, 2013

25 July 1554 – Mary I Marries Philip of Spain

On Wednesday 25th July 1554, the feast day of St James, the 38 year-old Queen Mary I married twenty-seven year-old Philip of Spain (later Philip II of Spain), son of Charles V, Holy Emperor, at Winchester Cathedral. The wedding ceremony was performed by Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester and Mary’s Lord Chancellor. “The Chronicle of […]

25th October – On this Day in History…

| October 24, 2011

25th October – On this Day in History…

On this day in history, 25th October… 1529 – Thomas More became Henry VIII’s Lord Chancellor after Cardinal Wolsey had been forced to surrender the Great Seal on the 17th October. See “Sir Thomas More Becomes Lord Chancellor” for more on this. 1532 – Henry VIII arrived back at Calais with Francis I to a […]