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26 July – Preparations for the Spanish Armada

On this day in Tudor history, 26th July 1588, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, 4,000 men assembled at Tilbury Fort in an effort to prevent the Spanish Armada from travelling up the Thames and attacking London.

In today's "on this day in Tudor history" talk, I explain what had led up to this day.

Also on this day in history;

  • 1538 – Death of George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury and 4th Earl of Waterford, at South Wingfield Manor, Derbyshire. He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sheffield, in the Shrewsbury Chapel.
  • 1614 – Death of Henry Grey, 1st Baron Grey of Groby, at Bradgate Park. He was buried in the family chapel.

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  1. M

    Do you have a video for yesterday, Claire? It was my birthday and I was looking forward to seeing what happened in Tudor times. Thanks, Michelle t

    1. C - Post Author

      Thank you for spotting that! Sorry! I’d set it to “draft” instead of “publish”. Hope you had a lovely day. See

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26 July – Preparations for the Spanish Armada