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A Grand Conspiracy in 1553? – Foreign Affairs

On 13 March 1553 the English privy council busied itself with granting a licence for the export of 200,000 pairs of old shoes.1 On 27 June 1553 the members of the same council swore themselves to secrecy about their forthcoming proceedings and banned the council clerks from their presence. 1,132 more words

John Dudley

The Human Shredder again

It seems that a denialists’ source has denied that the first “Tudor” had any documents destroyed, except for the 1484 Titulus Regius that documented Edward IV’s bigamy so conclusively, for which they were caught red-handed. 320 more words

On this day in 1536 - Lady Mary submitted to the King.

On 22nd June 1536 Lady Mary Tudor finally submitted to her father, King Henry VIII, and accepted him as the Supreme Head of the Church of England and the invalidity of his marriage to her mother, Katherine of Aragon. 694 more words

Tudor Chronicles

On this day in 1585 - Henry Percy, 8th Earl of Northumberland died.

Henry Percy, 8th Earl of Northumberland was born in 1532 at Newburn Manor, he was the second son of Sir Thomas Percy and his wife Eleanor Harbottle. 798 more words

Tudor Chronicles

A Grand Conspiracy in 1553? – Parliament

Historians have disagreed considerably on deciding when exactly the Duke of Northumberland’s plot to plant his son Guildford on the English throne – by marrying him to Lady Jane Grey – came into being. 896 more words

John Dudley

June 13, 1536: Mary's Letter to Cromwell Enclosing Her Formal Submission to Henry VIII

On June  13, 1536, the Lady Mary finally  submitted to her father, formally accepting the invalidity of her mother’s marriage to the King and her own illegitimacy, as well as the authority of the English Church. 408 more words


8th June 1536.

One result of the annulment of Henry VIII’s marriage to Catherine of Aragon, owing to her inability to produce a male heir, was that their daughter Mary was declared illegitimate. 406 more words