The Tudor Society

December 26 – Rose Lok

On this day in Tudor history, 26th December 1526, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Rose Lok was born.

Rose was a fascinating lady. She was the daughter of mercer William Lok, who not only supplied the royal family with fabric but who also supplied Anne Boleyn with religious books. Rose was also a Protestant exile and a businesswoman in her own right. She even had a ship named after her! She lived into her 80s.

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December 26 – Rose Lok