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The Tudor Society

2 August – Thornbury Castle, home of the Duke of Buckingham

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd August 1514, Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, was granted a licence to found a college at his manor of Thornbury.

Find out more about Thornbury Castle in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On 2nd August 1595, as part of the Anglo-Spanish War of 1585-1604, four galleys containing somewhere between 200 and 400 Spanish soldiers landed at Mount's Bay on the coast of western Cornwall.

The local militia fled and so the Spaniards went on to cause devastation in the area.

Find out exactly what the Spaniards did in Cornwall in this video...

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd August 1581, an English Protestant named Richard Atkins was burned for heresy in Rome.

What had led this Englishman to his end in Rome? What had he done? And why was he tortured on his way to his execution? Find out...

https://youtu.be/8HhUzVFVuNg

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2 August – Thornbury Castle, home of the Duke of Buckingham