8 December – The death of Sir William Coffin, master of the horses, and the birth of Mary, Queen of Scots

| December 8, 2021

8 December – The death of Sir William Coffin, master of the horses, and the birth of Mary, Queen of Scots

On this day in Tudor history, 8th December 1538, courtier and Master of the Horse to Queens Anne Boleyn and Jane Seymour, Sir William Coffin, died at Standon in Hertfordshire. It is thought that he died of the plague because his wife Margaret wrote to Thomas Cromwell saying that Coffin had “died of the great […]