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15 July – Inigo Jones

On this day in Tudor history, 15th July 1573, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, architect and theatre designer Inigo Jones was born.

Find out more about this famous architect and the buildings he designed in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 15th July 1556, the trial of Julins Palmer, John Gwyn and Thomas Robyns, men now known as the Newbury Martyrs, opened at St Nicholas Church in Newbury. The men were accused of sedition and heresy.

But how did Julins Palmer, a formerly staunch Catholic end up being executed for heresy in Mary I's reign?

Find out more about Palmer, his trial and the executions of the Newbury Martyrs...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 15th July 1553, the royal ships that were supposed to be Queen Jane’s and that were guarding the coast off East Anglia to stop Mary fleeing England or any of her supporters invading England, swapped sides and declared for Queen Mary. Find out what happened...

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15 July – Inigo Jones