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9 May – Henry VII’s remains are taken to St Paul’s

On this day in Tudor history, 9th May 1509, the remains of King Henry VII were taken to St Paul's to prepare for his burial at Westminster Abbey.

In today's "on this day in Tudor history", I share an account of the journey to St Paul's.

Also on this day in history:

  • 1538 – Marie de Guise (Mary of Guise) and James V of Scotland were married by proxy at the Château de Châteaudun, with Robert Maxwell, 5th Lord Maxwell, standing in for James.
  • 1558 – Death of Sir Philip Hoby, diplomat and administrator, at his home in Blackfriars, London. He had risen due to his friendship with Cromwell, and in Edward VI's reign, he was resident ambassador to the Emperor and a Privy Councillor.
  • 1597 – Death of Thomas Hide, religious controversialist and writer of “A Consolatorie Epistle to the Afflicted Catholikes”. He fled into exile in Louvain in Elizabeth I's reign after he was labelled as a man who favoured the old religion. He then moved to Douai, where he died in 1597.
  • 1657 – Death of William Bradford, founder of the Plymouth Colony, in Plymouth. He is also known for “Of Plimmoth Plantation”, his chronicle of the founding of the colony and its early years.

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9 May – Henry VII’s remains are taken to St Paul’s