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28 September – Mary and Elizabeth travel to the Tower

On this day in Tudor history, 28th September 1553, thirty-seven-year-old Queen Mary I, daughter of King Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, travelled in a decorated barge to the Tower of London. She was accompanied by her half-sister, Elizabeth, daughter of King Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn.

Mary was going to the Tower to prepare for her coronation, which was scheduled for 1st October 1553.

I explain more in today's talk. I obviously can't do maths as I have Elizabeth as 19 rather than 20 lol!

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