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16 January 1549 – Thomas Seymour, the Young King and the Spaniel

On this day in history, 16th January 1549, Edward VI’s uncle, Thomas Seymour, was alleged to have broken into the…

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6 January 1562 – Shane O’Neill is Received at Court by Elizabeth I

On this day in history, 6th January 1562, Shane O’Neill (Irish name Seán Ó Néill), King of the Ulster O’Neill…

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Death of Roger Ascham – 30 December 1568

Scholar and royal tutor Roger Ascham died on this day in history, 30th December 1568, after being taken ill on…

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21 December 1545 – William Cecil Marries Mildred Cooke

Thanks to Nasim for reminding me of this ‘on this day in history’ on Twitter. Yes, on this day in…

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Sir Francis Drake Sets Off on his Circumnavigation – 13 December 1577

On this day in history, 13th December 1577,  Sir Francis Drake finally left Plymouth with his fleet of five ships…

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18th November 1559 – Death of Cuthbert Tunstall, Bishop of Durham

On this day in history, 18th November 1559, 85 year old Cuthbert Tunstall, Bishop of Durham died in prison at…

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Lady Jane Grey

On this day in history, 13th November 1553, Lady Jane Grey, Guildford Dudley, Ambrose Dudley, Henry Dudley and Archbishop Thomas…

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Birth of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex – 10 November 1565

Happy Birthday, Robert Devereux! Yes, on this day in history, 10th November 1565, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, was…

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The Gunpowder Plot – Remember, Remember the 5th November

Today, in the UK, we commemorate James I’s lucky escape after Guy Fawkes was caught red-handed with rather a lot…

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The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Campaigns Against Anonymous Film

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon, hometown of William Shakespeare, has today launched a one day protest coinciding with the…

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16th October 1555 – The Burnings of Latimer and Ridley

On this day in history, 16th October 1555, Bishops Latimer and Ridley, two of the Oxford Martyrs, were burned at…

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14th October 1586 – Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

On this day in history, 14th October 1586, the trial of Mary Queen of Scots began at Fotheringhay Castle in…

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In Memory of Two Top Tudor Men

Today, at the Elizabeth Files, we remember the lives of two influential Tudor men because on this day in history……

Posted in People Robert Dudley

8 September 1560 – The Mysterious Death of Amy Robsart

On the 8th September 1560, the body of Amy Robsart, wife of Robert Dudley, was discovered by her servants at…

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

On the 4th September 1588, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester died at his lodge at Cornbury, near Woodstock in Oxfordshire….

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24 August 1572 – St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre

Today is the anniversary of a rather bloody day in history, the 1572 St Bartholomew’s Day Massacre which saw an…

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22 August 1553 – Execution of John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland

On this day in history, 22nd August 1553, John Dudley, Earl of Warwick and Duke of Northumberland, was executed on…

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4 August 1598 – Death of William Cecil, Lord Burghley

On this day in history, the 4th August 1598, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, died at his home in London…

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Musician Damon Albarn and Dr John Dee

Blur and Gorillaz front man, Damon Albarn, has just staged the premiere of “Dr Dee” at the Palace Theatre in…

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Mary Seymour, Daughter of Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour

I just wanted to share with you news of an article by historian Linda Porter in which she shares a…