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Broken leg kills translator, Elizabeth of York’s funeral, and an earl implicated in murder

In the first part of This Week in Tudor history for the week beginning 22nd February, historian and author Claire Ridgway talks about a translator killed by a broken leg, the lavish funeral of Elizabeth of York, and an earl who rose in the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I, but who was implicated in a murder in his final days.

22nd February 1571, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I - The death of translator John Bury after breaking his leg in a fall from his horse.

23rd February 1503, in the reign of King Henry VII - The lavish funeral of Elizabeth of York, queen consort of Henry VII and mother of Henry VIII, at Westminster Abbey. It cost £3,000!

24th February 1540, in the reign of King Henry VIII - The birth of Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, a man who went through periods of disfavour in Elizabeth I's reign, and was imprisoned five times, but who rose in favour at the end of her reign and into James I's reign, but who, in his final days, was implicated in a murder.

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