The Tudor Society

23 July – John Day, a Protestant printer

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd July 1584, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Protestant printer, bookseller and publisher John Day died.

Find out more about this Protestant printer and the famous works he printed in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd July 1543, or 24th according to some sources, Marie de Guise and her baby daughter, Mary, Queen of Scots, escaped from Linlithgow Palace, helped by Cardinal David Beaton, and taken to Stirling Castle.

Why? What was going on in Scotland at this time?

Find out all about Mary's early months as Queen of Scots, and why Beaton helped her and her mother to move to Stirling...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 23rd July 1596, Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, Privy Councillor and Lord Chamberlain, died at Somerset House in London. Hunsdon was the son of Mary Boleyn, nephew of the late Queen Anne Boleyn, and cousin and favourite of Queen Elizabeth I.

Find out more about him...

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