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3 July – Mary I bids farewell to Philip for the final time

On 3rd July 1557, Queen Mary I said goodbye to her husband, King Philip II of Spain, for the final time, although she didn't know it at the time.

Find out more about why he had returned in the first place and what happened next in this latest edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd July 1495, the pretender Perkin Warbeck landed at Deal in Kent with men and ships. In the ensuing battle, the Battle of Deal, with Kentish men who supported King Henry VII, around 150 of Warbeck’s men were killed and over 160 captured. Warbeck managed to escape, fleeing to Ireland.

Who was Warbeck claiming to be? Whose support did her have? And what happened next?

Find out more about claimant Perkin Warbeck...

You can find out more about Warbeck's background in this video for 23rd November:

Also on this day in Tudor history, Catherine of Aragon, first wife of King Henry VIII, had a bit of a bad day on this day in Tudor history, 3rd July 1533.

Not only had she trodden on a pin and was suffering with a bad cough, but she was also told that she had to stop calling herself queen.

Find out how she reacted to the news...

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3 July – Mary I bids farewell to Philip for the final time