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30th November 1554 – The Return to Rome

On this day in history, 30th November 1554, both Houses of Parliament presented a petition to Mary I and her…

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17th November 1558 – Elizabeth I Becomes Queen

On this day in history, 17th November 1558, Mary I died after a reign of just five years and Elizabeth…

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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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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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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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1st October 1553 – Mary I Crowned Queen

Yes, on the 1st October 1553, England’s first crowned queen regnant, Mary I, was crowned at Westminster Abbey. You can…

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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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19 July 1553 – Mary I Proclaimed Queen

On this day in history, 19th July 1553, Mary I was proclaimed Queen. Her half-brother, King Edward VI, had died…

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20 June 1567 – The Casket Letters Discovered

On the 20th June 1567, a few days after Scottish rebels apprehended Mary Queen of Scots, servants of James Douglas,…

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25 May 1553 – Lady Jane Grey Marries Guildford Dudley

On this day in history, 25th May 15531, a triple wedding took place at Durham House, the London residence of…

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28 April 1603 – Funeral of Elizabeth I

I apologise for not writing a new article on today, the anniversary of Elizabeth I’s funeral in 1603, but I…

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Singeing the King of Spain’s Beard – April 1587

On the 19th April 1587 Sir Francis Drake entered the harbour of Cadiz on the Spanish coast and led a…

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Baptism of Guy Fawkes – 16 April 1570

It is not known exactly what date Guy Fawkes was born, possibly the 13th April 1570, but he was baptised…

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Sir Francis Drake Sets Sails from Plymouth for Spain – 2 April 1587

On this day in history, 2nd April 1587, Sir Francis Drake sailed out of Plymouth bound for Spain, where he…

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Elizabeth I’s Death – 24 March 1603

On this day in history, the 24th March 1603, Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, died…

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The Murder of David Rizzio – 9 March 1566

On this day in history, 9th March 1566, David Rizzio, the private secretary of Mary Queen of Scots was assassinated…

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Edward VI is Crowned King – 20 February 1547

On the 20th February 1547, just under a month after the death of his father, Henry VIII, nine year old…

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Lord Darnley is Murdered – 10th February 1567

On this day, 10th February 1567, Henry, Lord Darnley, husband of Mary Queen of Scots, was murdered at Kirk o’Field…

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The Execution of Edward Seymour – 22nd January 1552

On this day in history, 22nd January 1552, between 8 and 9am, Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset and former…