The Tudor Society

13 June – George Neville, a man with a very mixed court career

On 13th June 1535, courtier George Neville, 3rd Baron Bergavenny, died. He'd done well for himself in the reigns of King Richard III and Henry VII, but came undone in Henry VIII's reign.

What happened to George Neville?

Find out a bit more about him...

On this day in Tudor history, 13th June 1548, Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley, and his wife, Catherine Parr, the dowager queen, set off from Catherine’s manor of Hanworth in London to travel to Seymour’s seat of Sudeley Castle. They were accompanied by Lady Jane Grey and around 100 others.

Seymour wanted his wife to enjoy the final months of her pregnancy safe in the Cotswolds away from the Plague in London and for his first-born child to be born at Sudeley.

In this talk, I share details on who accompanied the couple, what Sudeley was like and what happened next.

Also on this day in Tudor history, 13th June 1587, William Knell, an actor in "The Queen's Men" company of players, got into a fight with a fellow actor in Thame, Oxfordshire.

Find out more about him and his sad and violent end...

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