The Tudor Society

May 14 – The Creeping Parliament and Lady Helena Gorges

On this day in Tudor history, 14th May 1571, the "Creeping Parliament" was held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Why was it called the "Creeping Parliament" and why were there actually two Parliaments meeting? What was going on and what happened next?

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On this day in history, 14th May 1635, Helena Gorges (née Snakenborg), Lady Gorges, was buried in Salisbury Cathedral.

But who was this lady and how did a Swedish royal maid-of-honour end up being buried in England?

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