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30 June – Henry VIII and Catherine Howard set off on Progress

On this day in Tudor history, 30th June 1541, Henry VIII and his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, set off on their progress to the north of England.

Why did Henry VIII choose to go to the North?

Find out in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

Here's a more detailed video on their progress:

On this day in Tudor history, 30th June 1559, keen sportsman, King Henry II of France, suffered a mortal head wound while jousting. He died on 10th July and was succeeded by his son, Francis II.

Jousting was a dangerous sport and Henry was fatally injured when splinters from his opponent's lance entered his right eye. Awful!

Find out more about Henry II's accident and death, and also his reign...

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