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3 May – Cecily Neville, the Rose of Raby

On this day in history, 3rd May 1415, a woman who was the matriarch of the House of York and mother of two kings, was born. Her name was Cecily Neville.

Find out about this Duchess of York, and how she is linked to royalty and the Tudors, in this #TudorHistoryShorts video...

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd May 1568, courtier, member of Parliament, and privy councillor, Sir Edward Rogers, died.

Rogers had a long and successful royal career, serving three of the Tudor monarchs, and he managed to keep his head too.

Find out more about him, and how he even survived being implicated in rebellion and opposing Mary I...

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd May 1580, poet, farmer and agricultural writer Thomas Tusser died.

I mark the anniversary of his death by sharing with you his verses for the month of May.

On this day in 1536, 3rd May, a shocked Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, wrote to King Henry VIII regarding what he'd heard about Queen Anne Boleyn. Meanwhile, the investigation into the queen wasn't quite going according to plan as the arrested men were not 'playing ball'.

I give details on what happened on 3rd May 1536, including how Queen Anne Boleyn unwittingly got Sir Francis Weston into big trouble...

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3 May – Cecily Neville, the Rose of Raby