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July 9 – Mary I wants to avoid bloodshed and vengeance, and Elizabeth I visits Leicester’s home

On this day in Tudor history, 9th July 1553, Mary (the future Mary I), daughter of King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, wrote to her late half-brother's privy council regarding "some evil" that she had heard.

This was three days after Edward VI's death and the day after Mary had proclaimed herself queen at at Kenninghall.

But what was going on? What had Mary heard and was she going to do about it?

Find out more about the situation and Mary's letter...

Also on this day in Tudor history, on 9th July 1575, Queen Elizabeth I visited Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, home of her favourite, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Her stay would be a long one, 19 days!

Find out a bit more about her stay at Kenilworth Castle in this short video:

And you can find out even more, and see photos of the castle, in my article here, and enjoy a video tour here.

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