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July 13 – Some of Queen Jane’s councillors begin to feel uneasy

On this day in Tudor history, 13th July 1553, while the queen's father-in-law, John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, was preparing to leave London to apprehend the late Henry VIII's daughter, Mary, members of Queen Jane's royal council were meeting with the imperial ambassadors.

What was the meeting about?

What was the news from East Anglia?

And why were the queen's councillors beginning to feel uneasy?

Let me explain...

And on this day in 1626, Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, brother of Sir Philip Sidney, died at Penshurst Place, the family seat in Kent.

Robert's brother, Sir Philip Sidney is known as one of the great poet and scholars of the Tudor age, but Robert was also a talented poet and has been sadly neglected.

Find out more, including how historians discovered his work, in this video...

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July 13 – Some of Queen Jane’s councillors begin to feel uneasy