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23 April – St George, patron saint of England

23rd April is St George's Day, but when did he become England's patron saint and why?

Who was the patron saint before him?

Find out in today's #TudorHistoryShorts video...

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd April 1536, St George's Day, George Boleyn, Lord Rochford, lost to Nicholas Carew in the Order of the Garter elections.

George Boleyn was, of course, the brother of Queen Anne Boleyn, so how did he lose, and was this a sign of the beginning of the end for the Boleyns?

Find out what exactly happened...

Not only is today the anniversary of the traditional birthdate of William Shakespeare in 1564, but it is also the anniversary of his death in 1616!

In this video, I share some facts about the Bard, along with a few phrases from his works that have become part of common parlance...

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  1. R

    William Shakespeare obviously didn’t take much notice of history as he wasn’t very good at it. His plays are of course political but they really are full of errors, much like most historical dramas today.

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23 April – St George, patron saint of England