On this day in Tudor history, 3rd May 1415, Cecily Neville, matriarch of the House of York and mother of two kings, was born.
Find out about this Duchess of York, and how she is linked to royalty and the Tudors...
And on this day in 1568, courtier, member of Parliament, and privy councillor, Sir Edward Rogers, died.
Rogers had a long and successful royal career, serving three of the Tudor monarchs, and he managed to keep his head too.
Find out more about him, and how he even survived being implicated in rebellion and opposing Mary I...
And on this day in 1580, poet, farmer and agricultural writer Thomas Tusser died.
In this video, I share his verses for the month of May...
Here are links to read his works online:
- Five Hundreth Points of Good Husbandry United to as many of Good Huswiferie - Available at https://archive.org/details/fivehundredpoint08tussuoft
- A Hundreth Good Pointes of Husbandrie - Available at http://people.uwm.edu/carlin/a-hundreth-good-pointes-of-husbandrie-1557-by-thomas-tusser/