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22 April – Isabella I

Isabella I of Castile, one of Spain's famous "Reyes Catolicos" (Catholic monarchs) was born on 22nd April 1451.

Hear a few facts about this famous Spanish queen and how she relates to the Tudors in this #tudorhistoryshorts video.

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd April 1542, Henry Clifford, 1st Earl of Cumberland, magnate and Warden of the West Marches, died.

This Knight of the Garter had a successful career, although he was imprisoned once and upset the king on at least one occasion. He was also described as a greedy landlord.

Find out more about Henry Clifford, Earl of Cumberland...

On this day in Tudor history, 22 April 1598, Justice Francis Beaumont died after contracting gaol fever at the Black Assizes of the Northern Circuit.

But what exactly was gaol fever?

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22 April – Isabella I