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date: 21 Mar
The Execution of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer     -  March 21st 1556  -     The first half of the sixteenth century saw a massive upheaval in the Church with the spread of Protestantism – the ideals of the German cleric Martin Luther. Nowhere was this...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Politics
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 30 Oct
The Forming of the Yeomen of the Guard     -  October 30th 1485  -     The Battle of Bosworth on 22nd June 1485 was a watershed moment in English history in many ways. A new royal house – the Tudors – had taken over, the Wars of the Roses were...
tags:
  • 15th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 09 Sep
Coronation of Mary, Queen of Scots     -  September 9th 1543  -     We often think that today’s politics is a shady and underhand business, with self-interest at its heart. Tudor/Stuart England was far worse. The story of Mary starts as far back as...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 22 Aug
The Battle of Bosworth   -  August 22nd 1485  -     "A horse, a horse, my Kingdom for a horse.” These famous words from Shakespeare’s Richard III speak of the frustration of the King, Richard, as he saw his crown and life slipping away from him....
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 29 Jun
The Original Globe Theatre Burns Down   -   29th June 1613   In 1597 a certain Mr Allen failed to renew the lease on the land on which the theatre owned by Richard Burbage, the leading actor in a company named ‘The Lord Chamberlain’s Men’, was built...
tags:
  • 17th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • This week in history
  • Tudor