Monthly Archives: October 2014

24th October 1537 – Jane Seymour Dies

On the 24th October 1537, Queen Jane Seymour died. She was the third wife of Henry VIII and mother of Edward VI, who she had given birth to not long before. Jane Seymour’s labour had been difficult and lasted two … Continue reading

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18th October 1541 – Margaret Tudor Dies

On the 18th October 1541, Margaret Tudor died of a stroke at Methven Castle, Perthshire, Scotland. She was fifty-two and the sister of Henry VIII, as well as being the former Queen of Scotland and mother of James V. It … Continue reading

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15th October 1537 – Edward VI’s Christening

On the 15th October 1537, Prince Edward (future Edward VI) was christened in the Chapel Royal of Hampton Court Palace. He was the son of King Henry VIII and Queen Jane Seymour. The christening is recorded in Letters and Papers: … Continue reading

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12th October 1537 – Edward VI is Born

On the 12th October 1537, Prince Edward (the future Edward VI) was born. It had been a long and tiring labour for his mother, Queen Jane Seymour, but he was born healthy. He was born in Hampton Court Palace, Middlesex. … Continue reading

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11 October 1542 – Sir Thomas Wyatt Dies

On the 11th October 1532, Thomas Wyatt the Elder died. He died at Clifton Maybank House, the home of his friend Sir John Horsey, in Sherborne Dorset. Wyatt was born in 1503 at Allington Castle, Kent. His parents were Henry … Continue reading

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8th October 1515 – Lady Margaret Douglas is Born

On the 8th October 1515, Lady Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, was born. She was the daughter of Margaret Tudor, the King’s sister, and so was Henry VIII’s niece. She was born at Harbottle Castle in Northumberland, as her mother … Continue reading

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2nd October 1528 – The Obedience of the Christian Man is Published

On the 2nd October 1528, the Obedience of the Christian Man and How Christian Rulers Ought to Govern was published by William Tyndale. He was an English Reformer and Bible translator. Anne Boleyn owned a copy of his book and showed … Continue reading

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