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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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