On this day in Tudor history, 16th September 1519, scholar, humanist, theologian, Dean of St Paul's and founder of St Paul's School, John Colet died after suffering three attacks of sweating sickness between 1517 and 1519. Humanists such as Erasmus were influenced by Colet's work.
In this video, I share an overview of this influential scholar's life, including the fact that he was one of 20-22 children and that he used his wealth to refound a school...
Also on this day in Tudor history, 16th September 1541, King Henry VIII entered the city of York as part of his Northern Progress with his fifth wife, Catherine Howard.
This was a chance for the people of the North to show their loyalty to their king and his consort, and to make up for rebelling against him.
How could they do that?
Well, by getting on their knees in submission and paying him lots of money.
Find out more about this progress and how the king ended up being humiliated too...