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18 June – Catherine of Aragon protests

On this day in Tudor history, 18th June 1529, Catherine of Aragon made her protest at the Blackfriars legatine court. What was she protesting about? What were the grounds of her appeal?

Find out in today's #TudorHistoryShorts video...

On this day in Tudor history, 18th June 1558, the will of Welsh mathematician, physician and mint administrator Robert Recorde was proved.

Recorde invented the "=" sign and wrote books on mathematics and also a urological treatise "The Urinal of Physick".

Let me tell you all about this man and his works, which have such catchy titles!

Also on this day in Tudor history, 18th June 1546, twenty-five-year-old Anne Askew was found guilty of heresy at London’s Guildhall along with Nicholas Shaxton (former Bishop of Salisbury), Nicholas White and John Hadlam.

Find out more about what led to the trial and execution of this Protestant martyr...

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18 June – Catherine of Aragon protests