April 17 – A stolen head, an executed Jesuit and a jury thrown in prison

| April 17, 2022

April 17 – A stolen head, an executed Jesuit and a jury thrown in prison

On this day in Tudor history, 17 April 1554, in the reign of Queen Mary I, celebrations for the acquittal of a Tudor courtier led to the head of his fellow rebel being stolen. It was the head of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger. Find out what happened… On this day in 1595, or according […]

April 11 – Victory for Anne Boleyn and the end of a rebel

| April 11, 2022

April 11 – Victory for Anne Boleyn and the end of a rebel

On this day in Tudor history, 11th April 1533, Good Friday, King Henry VIII informed his council that Anne Boleyn, the woman he’d married in January 1533, was his rightful wife and queen, and should be accorded royal honours. Finally, things were going right for the couple, who had been waiting for this moment since […]

30 January – Four Gunpowder Plotters come to sticky ends and Cooling Castle is besieged

| January 30, 2022

30 January – Four Gunpowder Plotters come to sticky ends and Cooling Castle is besieged

On this day in history, 30th January 1606, Gunpowder plotters Everard Digby, Robert Wintour, John Grant and Thomas Bates were executed for treason at St Paul’s Churchyard. Find out how they came to this end and hear a contemporary account of their executions in this talk… Also on this day in Tudor history, 30th January […]

21 January 1543 – Henry Howard’s Madding Time

| January 21, 2015

21 January 1543 – Henry Howard’s Madding Time

On this day in history, on the night of 21 January 1543, there was trouble in London. A group of half a dozen young men, including ringleader Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (the famous, Tudor poet, courtier and soldier), and Thomas Wyatt the Younger (son of the poet Thomas Wyatt, and the future leader of […]

War, Execution and Rebellion

| January 22, 2012

War, Execution and Rebellion

Just a few “On this day in history” events to let you know about:- 1528 – Henry VIII and Francis I declared war on Charles V 22 January 1552 – Execution of Edward Seymour – Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, had been Edward VI’s Lord Protector 1554 – Thomas Wyatt the Younger met with fellow […]

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