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19 July – Mary Boleyn dies

On this day in Tudor history, 19th July 1543, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Mary Boleyn died.

Mary Boleyn is known for being Henry VIII's mistress at one point, and you can find out a bit more about her in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

https://youtu.be/xdgfailnll8

Here's my Mary Boleyn playlist:

On this day in Tudor history, 19th July 1545, Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose, sank right in front of his eyes in the Battle of the Solent between the English and French fleets.

But why did the Mary Rose sink?

In this video, I share the various theories on the sinking of the Mary Rose, as well as talking about the salvage operations over time, her raising in 1983, and the work of the Mary Rose Trust. See https://maryrose.org/ for details on visiting the ship and the museum.

Also on this day in Tudor history, 19th July 1553, the reign of Queen Jane (Lady Jane Grey) was brought to an end when Mary, the late King Edward VI's half-sister, was officially proclaimed queen in London. Hear contemporary accounts of how the news was celebrated...

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19 July – Mary Boleyn dies