The Tudor Society

14 February – The dog licks up the king’s blood

after Unknown artist, oil on panel, perhaps early 17th century (circa 1542)

In today's "on this day in Tudor history", I take you back to 1547 and a rather horrible event that was seen as the fulfilment of a prophecy. Friar William Peto had warned King Henry VIII that if he carried on with his behaviour then he would end up like King Ahab. Strong words!

I then move on to a happier topic, Valentine's Day in the Tudor period. Did the Tudors celebrate Valentine's Day and what did they do to mark the occasion?

Happy Valentine's Day!

You can click here to read a bit more about Valentine's Day.

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