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The Tudor Society

11 June – Sir Anthony Cooke

11th June 1576 was the death date of Sir Anthony Cooke, a well-known Tudor humanist and educator with famous daughters.

Find out more about this Tudor man in today's edition of #TudorHistoryShorts:

Happy St Barnabas Day!

Yes, 11th June is the Feast of St Barnabas, a feast day that was celebrated by the Tudors by decorating churches with garlands of flowers.

Find out more about St Barnabas and how he was commemorated in medieval and Tudor times...

Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon chose St Barnabas Day for their wedding day in 1509 and you can find out more about their wedding in this video:

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11 June – Sir Anthony Cooke