The Tudor Society

26 December – Boxing Day and Henry VIII’s will

Happy St Stephen's Day! Happy Boxing Day!

In today's talk, I explain how St Stephen's Day was celebrated in Tudor times and why it's known as Boxing Day, before moving on to today's "on this day event".

On this day in Tudor history, 26th December 1546, an ill Henry VIII made some changes to his will in preparation for his nine-year-old son, Edward, inheriting the throne. I explain all...

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