The Tudor Society

July 25 – Mary I gets married, and a kidnapped child actor

On this day in Tudor history, 25 July 1554, on the Feast of St James, Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII by Catherine of Aragon, got married at Winchester Cathedral in a ceremony officiated by Lord Chancellor Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester.

The thirty-eight-year-old Mary married twenty-seven-year-old Philip of Spain, son of her cousin, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

Let me share a contemporary account of Mary and Philip's wedding ceremony...

On this day in history, 25th July 1602, thirteen-year-old Elizabethan actor Salomon Pavy was buried at the Church of St Mary Somerset, near Blackfriars Theatre.

Find out more about Salomon Pavy and how he came to be an actor in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

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