23 September 1571 – Death of Bishop John Jewel

| September 23, 2011

On this day in history, 23rd September 1571, the 49 year old Bishop of Salisbury, Bishop John Jewel, died at Monkton Farleigh Manor after being taken ill while preaching a sermon in Lacock. You can read more about this interesting Bishop and Apologist of the Church of England in my article “Bishop John Jewel”.

In Memory of Two Top Tudor Men

| September 13, 2011

Today, at the Elizabeth Files, we remember the lives of two influential Tudor men because on this day in history… 13 September 1520 – Birth of William Cecil, Lord Burghley 13 September 1557 – Death of Sir John Cheke Happy birthday Lord Burghley and rest in peace Sir John, you are not forgotten. You can […]

10 September 1533 – Elizabeth I is Christened at Greenwich

| September 9, 2011

8 September 1560 – The Mysterious Death of Amy Robsart

| September 8, 2011

On the 8th September 1560, the body of Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, was discovered by her servants at the bottom of the stairs of her home, Cumnor Place, in Oxford. Why do I say “mysterious death”? Simply because although the coroner ruled that Amy’s death was accidental, the result of “misfortune”, there is […]

7 September 1533 – Birth of Elizabeth I, Gloriana

| September 7, 2011

On this day in history, 7th September 1533, Elizabeth Tudor, the future Queen Elizabeth I, was born at Greenwich Palace. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and even though today people from all over the world, from all walks of life, recognise her from her iconic portraits and […]

4 September 1588 – Death of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester

| September 4, 2011

On the 4th September 1588, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester died at his lodge at Cornbury, near Woodstock in Oxfordshire. He had been ill for some time with a recurring stomach ailment and so had decided to travel to Buxton to take the waters. His journey had started on the 26th August and on the […]