1 February seems to have been a rather busy day in the Tudor period and here are three events, linked to further reading about them...
- 1514 - Henry VIII granted the dukedom of Suffolk to Charles Brandon, his future brother-in-law, and also made Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, and Howard's son, also called Thomas, the Earl of Surrey. Charles Somerset was also made Earl of Worcester. Click here to read more.
- 1547 - The executors of Henry VIII's will appointed Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford, to the offices of Lord Protector of the Realm and Governor of the King's Person. Click here to read more.
- 1554 - Queen Mary I gave a rousing speech at the Guildhall to rally Londoners to her cause and to oppose Wyatt's rebellion. Click here to read more.
- 1587 - Elizabeth I called her secretary, William Davison, to her and asked him to bring her Mary, Queen of Scots's death warrant. She then signed it. Click here to read more.