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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…

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The Coronation of Elizabeth I – 15th January 1559

On this day in history, the 15th January 1559, at 12pm, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen. She was the third…

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7th January 1558 – England Loses Calais

On the 7th June 1557 Mary I’s heralds proclaimed that England was at war with France. The catalyst for this…

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Elizabeth I Travels to London

On this day in history, Wednesday 23rd November 1558, Elizabeth I left Hatfield and processed to London. David Starkey writes…

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Robert Catesby

On this day in history, 8th November 1605, Robert Catesby, the man thought to have been responsible for hatching up…

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Remember Remember the 5th November!

“Remember remember the 5th November” is a rhyme that many of us were taught in school, although perhaps not the…

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The Burnings of Ridley and Latimer

On this day in history, the 16th October 1555, during the reign of Mary I, Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley…

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The First Day of the Gregorian Calendar

The 15th October 1582 was the first day of the Gregorian calendar following the last day of the Julian calendar,…

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Happy Birthday Edward VI – Venus and Saturn in Conjunction

Happy 473rd Birthday, Edward VI! Yes, on this day in 1537 Edward VI was born to Jane Seymour and Henry…

Mary I
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The Coronation of Mary I

On this day in history, Sunday 1st October 1553, Mary I was crowned Queen at Westminster Abbey by Stephen Gardiner,…

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The Battle of Bosworth 1485

Today is the 525th anniversary of the Battle of Bosworth, the battle which saw the death of King Richard III,…

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The Spanish Armada 8 – Elizabeth’s Tilbury Speech

On the 9th August 1588 (old calendar) Elizabeth I appeared before her troops gathered at Tilbury. In her article “The…

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The Spanish Armada 7 – Elizabeth I Visits Tilbury

Even though the remaining ships of the Spanish Armada were homeward bound, England was still expecting to be threatened by…

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Mary I Enters London as Queen

On this day in history, 3rd August 1553, Mary, who had just been proclaimed Queen, rode with her half-sister, Elizabeth,…

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The Spanish Armada 4: The Battle of Gravelines

The day after the English had wrecked the crescent formation of the Spanish Armada and caused havoc, they attacked the…

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The Spanish Armada 1: The Assembling of Troops at Tilbury Fort

On this day in history, the 26th July 1588, 4,000 men assembled at Tilbury Fort, the fort built on the…

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Happy Wedding Anniversary Mary I and Philip of Spain!

On this day in history, 25th July 1554, the feast day of St James, Mary I married Philip of Spain…

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Lady Jane Grey Proclaimed Queen

On this day in history, the 10th July 1553, Lady Jane Grey was proclaimed Queen of England. Her predecessor, Edward…

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The Marriage of Robert Dudley and Amy Robsart

On this day in history, the 4th June 1550 (some sources say the 5th), Robert Dudley married Amy Robsart at…

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The Fall of Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn was executed on the 19th May 1536, when Elizabeth was just 2 years and 8 months old, and…

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The Funeral of Elizabeth I

On this day in history, 28th April 1603, Elizabeth I was laid to rest. I have already written about Elizabeth…

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Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger

“For I assure you neither they nor any other now in yonder hold or durance was privy of my rising…