A theme of unrequited love, damsels in distress, lavish costumes, a peal of guns, fruit throwing and dancing - the ingredients of the lavish entertainment put on for the royal court on this day in 1522. And two of the participants were King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn!
In today's "on this day in Tudor history" video, I share an account of the spectacular Château Vert pageant performed at York Place (Whitehall Palace) on 4th March 1522 as part of the Shrovetide entertainment.
Also on this day in history:
- 1526 - Birth of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, courtier and administrator, son of Mary Boleyn and nephew of Anne Boleyn.
- 1584 – Death of Bernard Gilpin, reformer, theologian, Church of England clergyman and preacher. He was known as the "Apostle of the North" due to him carrying out preaching tours in Northern England. Some say he died in 1583.
- 1590 – Execution of Christopher Bales, Catholic Priest, in Fleet Street, London. He was found guilty of treason under the “Acts against Jesuits and Seminarists”.
- 1606 – Death of Sir Edward Fitton, member of Parliament and administrator, in London. He was buried in Gawsworth Church in Cheshire. Fitton served Elizabeth I as Receiver-General for Ireland, and was involved in the plantation of Ireland.
- 1607 – Death of George Coryate, clergyman and Latin poet, at Odcombe in Somerset. He was Rector there and died in his parsonage. He was buried in the chancel of his church. His son, Thomas, published some of George's work, Posthuma fragmenta poematum Georgii Coryati Sarisburiensis, in his own book, “Crudities”.
- 1609 - Death of William Bullokar at Chichester. Bullokar was a spelling reformer and grammarian. His works included the 1580 book "A Short Introduction or Guiding to Print, Write, and Reade Inglish Speech", "The Booke at Large", a translation of Aesop's Fables and the "Pamphlet for Grammar". He also reformed the alphabet.