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7 February – A joust, unrequited love and a nasty accident

A portrait of Henry VIII by an unknown artist, c. 1520.

On this day in Tudor history, 7th February 1526, Henry VIII took part in the traditional Shrovetide joust at Greenwich. In this video, I give details of this joust, its theme and a nasty accident that affected one courtier that day.

There are some articles on Henry VIII's courtship of Anne Boleyn over at the Anne Boleyn Files:

And here is a video from here on the Tudor Society:

Also on this day in history:

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