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7 July – Mary hears news of Edward VI’s death

On this day in Tudor history, 7th July 1553, in the short reign of Queen Jane (Lady Jane Grey), Mary, eldest daughter of King Henry VIII, received news of her half-brother King Edward VI's death.

Where was Mary when she received the news? What was she doing and what happened next?

Find out in this latest edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 7th July 1568, naturalist, herbalist, ornithologist, reformer and physician, William Turner, died. Turner is known as “the father of English botany and of ornithology”, but why and who exactly was he?

In this video, I give an overview of Turner's life and career, including his attacks on Bishop Gardiner and his time in exile, plus a bit of trivia about the training of his little dog.

Turner’s “A new herball, wherin are conteyned the names of herbes….” -

Also on this day in Tudor history, 7th July 1556, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Henry Peckham and John Danyell were hanged, drawn and quartered after being found guilty of treason for their involvement in the Dudley Conspiracy.

But what was the Dudley Conspiracy? And who was involved in it? What happened? Find out...

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