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July 30 – Elizabeth rides to Wanstead to meet Mary

On this day in Tudor history, 30th July 1553, eleven days after her half-sister, Mary, had been proclaimed queen, Elizabeth (the future Elizabeth I) left her new home, Somerset House, to ride to Wanstead and greet Mary.

Somerset House was Elizabeth's new London residence and you can find out more about how Elizabeth acquired it and who built it originally in this video:

Also on this day in Tudor history, 30th July 1563, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, writer and diarist Robert Parry was born.

Find out a bit more about Parry in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

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