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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...
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  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Politics
  • 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: 16 Aug
The Battle of the Spurs   -  16th August 1513  -     This particular foray of Henry VIII’s was one in a long line of adventures on the Continent. At a time when we are talking Brexit, Henry seemed very keen on Europe. This was four years into his...
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  • 16th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
date: 05 Sep
The Unveiling of Michelangelo’s David    - 8th September 1504 -    The Italian Renaissance painter and architect Giorgio Vasari said that once you had seen Michelangelo’s David there was no point in ever seeing another sculpture – such was its...
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  • 16th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • Classical Art
  • Sculpture
  • This week in history
date: 30 May
The Death of Christopher Marlowe  -  30th May 1593   Much has been written about the life and career of Christopher Marlowe. For a man who has a stained glass window in honour of him in Poets’ Corner, Westminster Abbey, there is as much written...
tags:
  • 16th Century
  • Art & Culture
  • This week in history
  • Tudor