On this day in Tudor history, 21st July 1545, in the reign of King Henry VIII, French forces landed on the Isle of Wight in an attempt to invade the English island.
In today's "on this day" talk, I share contemporary accounts of what happened - what the French forces did to the island and what the result was.
Also on this day in history:
- 1553 – Arrest of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, for his part in placing his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey, on the throne.
- 1586 – Explorer Thomas Cavendish set sail from Plymouth on his South Sea voyage.
- 1601 – Burial of Peregrine Bertie, 13th Baron Willoughby of Willoughby, Beck and Eresby, at Spilsby Church. Bertie was the son of Katherine Willoughby (married names Brandon and Bertie), Duchess of Suffolk, who married his father, Richard Bertie, as her second husband.