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1536 – Anne Boleyn arrested

2 May

On this day in 1536, Henry VIII’s second wife and Queen of England, Anne Boleyn is arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest and treason.

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1603 – James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and Ireland

24 March

James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on this day in 1603 until his death. The kingdoms of Scotland and England were individual sovereign states, with their own parliaments, judiciary, and laws, though both were ruled by James in personal union. Continue reading “1603 – James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England and Ireland”

1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England

15 January

Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin QueenGloriana or Good Queen Bess, the childless Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. Continue reading “1559 – Elizabeth I is crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London, England”

1514 – The marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

9 October – On this day

Mary Tudor (18 March 1496 – 25 June 1533), was the third daughter of Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York, and became Queen of France through her marriage to Louis. Continue reading “1514 – The marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor”

1553 – The Coronation of Mary Tudor

1 October – On this day

Mary Tudor (18 February 1516 – 17 November 1558) was the Queen Mary I of England from July 1553 (coronation on this day) until her death. Her executions of Protestants caused her opponents to give her the sobriquet “Bloody Mary”. Continue reading “1553 – The Coronation of Mary Tudor”

1515 – Thomas Wolsey becomes a cardinal

September – Tudor England

Thomas Wolsey  was an important English political figure during the reign of King Henry VIII. In September of 1515 he was made a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, and became the most senior church figure in England.

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1533 – Elizabeth I born

7 September – On this day

Elizabeth was born on this day at Greenwich Palace and was named after both her grandmothers, Elizabeth of York and Elizabeth Howard. She was the second child of Henry VIII of England born in wedlock to survive infancy. Continue reading “1533 – Elizabeth I born”

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