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18 May – Catherine Woodville

Today is the anniversary of the death of Catherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham and Bedford, in 1497.

Who was this noblewoman and how was she linked to the famous Woodvilles that rose in the reign of King Edward IV? Find out in today's video.

Also on this day in history:

  • 1515 – John Stewart, 2nd Duke of Albany, landed in Dumbarton with French soldiers to obtain the regency of Scotland.
  • 1536 – Anne Boleyn's execution was postponed.
  • 1554 – Execution of William Thomas, scholar and administrator. Thomas was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn for his alleged involvement in Wyatt's Rebellion.
  • 1581 – Birth of Mary, Lady Vere (née Tracy), gentlewoman and patron of clergymen.

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18 May – Catherine Woodville