The Tudor Society

26 April – Catherine Carey

Today is the anniversary of Mary Boleyn's daughter's marriage in 1540.

Mary's daughter was Catherine Carey and you can find out about her in this #TudorHistoryShorts video...

Here is my longer video on Catherine and her husband, Sir Francis Knollys:

On this day in Tudor history, 26th April 1564, the Bard, William Shakespeare, was baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. This was just three months before the plague hit the town, wiping out a fifth of its population. Fortunately for him, and us, Shakespeare didn't catch it - phew!

Find out more about the plague and its outbreak in Stratford-upon-Avon...

On this day in 1536, Queen Anne Boleyn met with her chaplain, Matthew Parker, and the words that she spoke to him that day had such an impact on him that they stayed with him for the rest of his life and made him take a job serving her daughter, that he just didn't want.

What happened? What did Parker say about this meeting?

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26 April – Catherine Carey