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25 July – A kidnapped child actor

On this day in history, 25th July 1602, in the reign of King James I, thirteen-year-old Elizabethan actor Salomon Pavy was buried at the Church of St Mary Somerset, near Blackfriars Theatre.

Find out more about Salomon Pavy and how he came to be an actor in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 25th July 1535, the Feast of St James, the imperial ambassador wrote about a furious King Henry VIII who’d apparently been nearly driven to commit murder!

What had angered the king? Well, it involved Henry VIII's fool and some foolish name-calling. Find out more...

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Also on this day in Tudor history, 25th July 1554, Queen Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII by Catherine of Aragon, his first wife, married Philip of Spain, son of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

The couple got married at Winchester Cathedral and Mary's Lord Chancellor, Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, officiated at the ceremony.

Find out more about their wedding...

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25 July – A kidnapped child actor