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The Tudor Society

1 November – The birth of William Brooke and the death of Edmund Tudor

On this day in Tudor history, 1st November 1527, the feast of All Saints, William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham, courtier and diplomat, was born.

Cobham was a close friend of William Cecil, Baron Burghley and Elizabeth’s I’s chief advisor, so Cobham became powerful in Elizabeth's reign, serving her in a number of important offices. And, this baron was able to escape charges of treason twice thanks to the influence of his friends and patrons.

Find out more about Cobham's life, career, and brushes with trouble, which included links with Wyatt's Rebellion and the Ridolfi Plot, in this talk...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 1st November 1456, Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond and father of King Henry VII, died from the plague at Carmarthen Castle in Wales.

Edmund never knew his son because he died while his wife, Lady Margaret Beaufort, was pregnant.

You can find out more about Edmund and how he ended up dying at Carmarthen, in this video...

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1 November – The birth of William Brooke and the death of Edmund Tudor