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The Tudor Society

July 3 – A Tudor pretender lands, and Mary I bids a final farewell to her husband, Philip of Spain

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd July 1495, a Tudor pretender landed at Deal in Kent with men and ships. His name was Perkin Warbeck.

In the ensuing battle, the Battle of Deal, with Kentish men who supported King Henry VII, around 150 of Warbeck’s men were killed and over 160 captured. Warbeck managed to escape, fleeing to Ireland.

Who was Warbeck claiming to be? Whose support did her have? And what happened next?

Find out more about claimant Perkin Warbeck...

And on this day in 1557, Queen Mary I said goodbye to her husband, King Philip II of Spain, for the final time, although she didn't know it at the time.

Find out more about why he had returned in the first place and what happened next...

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July 3 – A Tudor pretender lands, and Mary I bids a final farewell to her husband, Philip of Spain