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30 May – Christopher Marlowe is stabbed!

On this day in Tudor history, 30th May 1593, Christopher Marlowe, the famous Elizabethan playwright, was stabbed to death.

Find out what happened in this #TudorHistoryshorts video...

And here is a talk I did as a Friday video on Marlowe a few years ago -

On this day in Tudor history, on the night of 30th/31st May 1533, as part of the celebrations for Queen Anne Boleyn’s coronation, which was scheduled for 1st June, eighteen men were created Knights of the Bath.

What did this mean? What happened in this night-long ceremony?

Find out...

On this day in Tudor history, Tuesday 30th May 1536, just eleven days after the execution of his second wife, Queen Anne Boleyn, King Henry VIII married his third wife, the woman he thought of as his true love and true wife, Jane Seymour.

Find out more about this event and the bride and groom...

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