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24 November – The death of John Knox and the coronation procession of Elizabeth of York

On this day in Tudor history, 24th November 1572, John Knox, the Scottish clergyman, famous Reformer , royal chaplain, and founder of Presbyterianism, died at his home in Edinburgh as his second wife, Margaret, read aloud from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians.

John Knox is known for bringing the Protestant reformation to the church in Scotland and his controversial views about women rulers, but he was also chaplain to King Edward VI and had a very eventful life, being taken prisoner by the French and being forced into service on the galleys of their fleet at one point.

Find out more about John Knox's life and career in this talk...

Also on this day in Tudor history, Saturday 24th November 1487, the coronation procession of Elizabeth of York, queen consort of King Henry VII, the first Tudor monarch, took place in London.

Elizabeth of York's coronation was scheduled for the next day. She had become queen in January 1486, but her coronation had been postponed due to pregnancy and trouble with the Cornish rebels and Perkin Warbeck.

Finally, Henry VII's wife and the mother of little Prince Arthur could be crowned queen.

Find out all about her coronation procession, what Elizabeth wore, who was involved and what happened, in this video...

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  1. R /

    The article says Elizabeth of Yorks coronation was delayed because of the Cornish rebels and Perkin Warbeck.

    It was Lambert Simnel and the battle of Stoke which delayed in 1486 and 1487. Perkin Warbeck was the trouble from 1491 to 1497, then his execution in 1499.

    Easy to get the pair confused. 😍

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24 November – The death of John Knox and the coronation procession of Elizabeth of York