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Burial of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester

| February 28, 2018

Burial of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester

On this day in history, 28th February 1556, Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester and Lord Chancellor of England, was buried in a chantry tomb at Winchester Cathedral. Gardiner had been taken ill at the end of October 1555 with what is thought to have been jaundice and dropsy, and he died on 12th November 1555. […]

12 November – A departure, interrogation, death and funeral procession

| November 12, 2016

12th November was a busy day in Tudor history and I’ve picked out four key events for you to read more about: At midnight on 12th/13th November 1532, King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Marquis of Pembroke, set sail from Calais to head back to Dover. Chronicler Edward Hall writes: “On Tewesdaie at midnight he […]

Death of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, and other Tudor Events on this Day

| November 12, 2011

Death of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, and other Tudor Events on this Day

On this day in history, 12th November 1555, Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester and Mary I’s Lord Chancellor, died. He was laid to rest at Winchester Cathedral in what is now known as the Bishop Gardiner Chantry Chapel. You can read all about this famous Tudor man in my article Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester. […]

14 May 1536 – Cromwell Shows His True Colours!

| May 14, 2011

14 May 1536 – Cromwell Shows His True Colours!

Our informants at the court of King Henry VIII have today intercepted a letter written by Master Secretary Thomas Cromwell to Stephen Gardiner and John Wallop, the King’s ambassadors in France. In this letter, which was written to inform Gardiner and Wallop of recent events in England, the man who was once happy to be […]

Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester

| November 12, 2010

Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester

On this day in history, 12th November 1555, Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester and Mary I’s Lord Chancellor, died. He was buried at his seat of Winchester Cathedral where his tomb can still be seen today in the Bishop Gardiner Chantry Chapel. Stephen Gardiner’s date of birth is not known, with some saying 1483 and […]

The Queen’s Incontinent Living

| May 14, 2010

The Queen’s Incontinent Living

On this day in history, the 14th May 1536, Thomas Cromwell, Master Secretary wrote to ambassadors Stephen Gardiner and John Wallop in France to inform them of recent events. In the letter he refers to Anne Boleyn’s “incontinent” living which was so “rank and common” that it was impossible for her ladies to hide it […]