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30 January – Cooling Castle is besieged

Tudor History Tours with the Tudor Society

In today's "on this day in Tudor history" video, we go back to 1554 and to Wyatt's Rebellion.

You can read more about the rebellion in my article Wyatt's Rebellion.

Also on this day in history:

  • 1520 – Birth of Sir William More, member of Parliament, Protestant and son of Sir Christopher More, a powerful administrator in Henry VII's reign. More served Elizabeth I as Constable of Farnham Castle, Treasurer of the Lottery, Commissioner for Ecclesiastical Causes, Collector of the Loan, Chamberlain of the Exchequer, Master of Swans and Deputy Custos Rotulorum. He was also a commissioner on various commissions of oyer and terminer during her reign.
  • 1531 – Death of Sir Robert Brudenell, Judge. He served Henry VII as King's Serjeant and Henry VIII as Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. He was buried at Deene church, Northamptonshire.
  • 1593 – Ippolito Aldobrandini was elected as Pope Clement VIII.
  • 1606 – Execution of Robert Winter and three of his fellow conspirators, at St Paul's. He was hanged, drawn and quartered for his part in the Gunpowder Plot. His brother, Thomas, was executed the next day.

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  1. Michelle Tercha /

    Reminds me of Lord Dacre (I may have the names wrong), when he gave Pontefract to the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536. Thanks for the video! Michelle t

    1. Claire Ridgway / Post Author

      Yes! I think he was Lord Darcy, but, yes, exactly the same thing, far best to make out that you resisted the rebels.

      1. Claire Ridgway / Post Author

        His name always makes me chuckle because his full name was Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy de Darcy. Quite a mouthful!

        1. Michelle Tercha /

          Ah, yes, that’s it! Sorry about that. Lord Dacre was the young man in season 4 who “set upon” an older man and beat him up, and Henry had him hanged for “besmirching” his gentle birth… And now I’m quoting The Tudors… Haha!

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30 January – Cooling Castle is besieged