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The Tudor Society

August 27 – The Battle of St Quentin in Mary I’s reign

On this day in Tudor history, 27th August 1557, in the reign of Queen Mary I, St Quentin was stormed by English and Imperial forces.

Admiral de Coligny and his French troops, numbering only a thousand, were overcome by around 60,000 soldiers, and St Quentin fell.

Sadly, Henry Dudley, the youngest son of the late John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, was killed by a cannonball during the storming.

Find out about the siege and battle, and what happened next...

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August 27 – The Battle of St Quentin in Mary I’s reign