The Tudor Society

March 28 – The birth of the amazing Raphael and the death of Anne Boleyn’s chaplain and almoner John Skip

This day in history, 28th March 1483, is one of the dates out forward as the birthdate of Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, or Raphael as he is known, the Italian Renaissance artist and architect.

Did you know that Henry VII owned a piece of art by Raphael and that Henry VIII admired his work?

Find out a bit more about Raphael and see some of his beautiful works of art in this talk...

Also on this day in Tudor history, John Skip, Bishop of Hereford, and a man who’d served Anne Boleyn as her chaplain and almoner, died.

Find out more about his time serving Queen Anne Boleyn and a controversial sermon he preached in 1536, in this video...

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