8 November – The death of William Blount and King Henry VIII praises one wife while trying to marry another

| November 8, 2021

8 November – The death of William Blount and King Henry VIII praises one wife while trying to marry another

On this day in Tudor history, 8th November 1534, courtier, scholar and literary patron, William Blount, 4th Baron Mountjoy, died at Sutton on the Hill in Derbyshire. He’d had a wonderful court career, helping organise the young Henry VIII’s education, serving as Master of the Mint and chamberlain to Queen Catherine of Aragon, and he’d […]