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29 June – The Globe burns down!

On 29th June 1613, the Globe Theatre, which had been built by William Shakespeare's company of players, burnt to the ground.

Find out more about what happened in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 29th June 1537, just over a year after the execution of his former sweetheart, Anne Boleyn, Henry Algernon Percy, 6th Earl of Northumberland, died at around the age of thirty-five.

He'd been ill for some time and had actually collapsed after he sat in judgement on Anne Boleyn and her brother, George, in May 1536. But who was Henry Percy and what happened between him and Anne?

Find out more about him in this video...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 29th June 1509, just four days after she had enjoyed the coronation celebrations of her grandson King Henry VIII and his queen consort, Catherine of Aragon, sixty-six-year-old Lady Margaret Beaufort died.

Margaret Beaufort was the matriarch of the Tudor dynasty and was an amazing woman, in many ways, yet she is surrounded by myth and it seems fashionable to see her as a religious zealot.

But who was this influential Tudor lady? What did she do?

Find out...

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29 June – The Globe burns down!