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3 August – Lord Russell marches towards the rebels

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd August 1549, in the reign of King Edward VI, Lord Russell marched his troops from Honiton to Woodbury.

They were off to put down the Prayer Book Rebellion.

Find out more in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd August 1562, Essex magnate and notorious rake, John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford, died at his home, Hedingham Castle in Essex.

Oxford served four Tudor monarchs and was great chamberlain at the height of his career, but he had a rather colourful reputation. Find out more about the life of this Earl of Oxford and what gave him his reputation...

Also on this day in history, 3rd August 1553, the newly proclaimed queen, Queen Mary I, processed through the streets of London with her half-sister, the future Elizabeth I, after having been greeted as queen.

It must have been a sight to see as the citizen of London celebrated the accession of Mary I, after the rather short reign of Queen Jane.

Find out more about it in this video:

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    I used to work, when young before I qualified, in a pottery in Honiton. Woodbury is a tiny illage in the middle of Woodbury Common, a pebble heath with wonderful views over the Exe estuary and the sea.

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3 August – Lord Russell marches towards the rebels