On this day in Tudor history, courtier Sir John Scudamore was laid to rest. His wife served Queen Elizabeth I and appears to have suffered in doing so.
Find out what happened to Mary Scudamore in this #TudorHistoryShorts video:
Also on this day in Tudor history, 15th April 1545, Sir Robert Dymoke, champion at the coronations of Henry VII and Henry VIII, and a man who served in the households of Queens Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, died.
He had an interesting career and survived being suspected of involvement in the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion.
Find out more about Sir Robert Dymoke, champion at the coronations of three kings:
Also on this day in Tudor history, 15th April 1599, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, was sworn in as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. You'd think that the appointment might be something to be pleased about, but Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, who was sworn in as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland on this day in 1599, was not at all happy. He didn't want to be in Ireland!
The earl's time in Ireland was to be his undoing, as the arrogant earl decided to ignore the queen's orders and do his own thing. Oh dear! Find out what happened:
Bad Queen Best had the upper hand that day then. These shorts are excellent, Claire. Thanks for finding the time to do them.
They’re good fun. I’m quite a chatterbox though, so trying to keep to under a minute can be a challenge!
It’s always interesting to learn the “little bits” of character you tell us about. I’ve read (and even studied) about Queen E’s temper but I don’t remember ever hearing about her breaking someone’s finger during one of her rages. I love these shorts you provide. I’ve been watching you on YouTube for over a year but just joined The Tudor Society and have been perusing the site. It’s fun to have somewhere to go when I just feel interested and want to learn something more. Thank you very much for doing all of this (and thank your husband, too please).
Thank you, I really do appreciate your kind comment.