5 January – Richard Willes – A quirky Tudor man, and Pope Clement VII and Henry VIII

| January 5, 2022

5 January – Richard Willes – A quirky Tudor man, and Pope Clement VII and Henry VIII

On this day in Tudor history, 5th January 1546, in the reign of King Henry VIII, geographer and poet, Richard Willes, was born in Pulham, Dorset. Richard Willes has been described as “One of the quirkier figures in the literary history not only of the college but of the Elizabethan period as a whole”, and […]