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July 20 – Philip of Spain prepares to marry Mary I, and John Knox attacks Mary

On this day in Tudor history, 20th July 1554, Philip of Spain, son of Mary I's cousin, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, arrived in England.

He had come to prepare for his forthcoming marriage to Mary I.

Find out more in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

You can find out more about their actual wedding in my video at

And on this very same day in 1554, John Knox, theologian and a leader of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland, published a pamphlet attacking Mary, her religious measures and her persecution of Protestants.

Let me share with you some of what he said about Mary, her council and advisors...

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