28th April 1603 – Elizabeth I’s Funeral

| April 28, 2012

On this day in history, 28th April 1603, Elizabeth I’s funeral took place in London. I have written in detail about the funeral before, so here is an extract from my previous article… After her death on 24th March 1603, the body of Queen Elizabeth I was placed inside a lead coffin and carried by […]

14 April 1578 – Death of the Earl of Bothwell

| April 14, 2012

11 April 1554 – Execution of Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

| April 11, 2012

On this day in history, 11th April 1554, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger, son of the poet and diplomat Sir Thomas Wyatt, was executed for his part in the recent rebellion which we now know as “Wyatt’s Rebellion”. You can read more about Wyatt and the rebellion in the following articles:- Sir Thomas Wyatt the […]