On this day in Tudor history, 8th May 1508, herald and chronicler Charles Wriothesley was born in London.
Wriothesley’s chronicle is one of the major primary sources for King Henry VIII's reign, so let Claire tell you more about its writer, Charles Wriothesley, Windsor Herald, and what heralds actually are.
College of Arms website - https://www.college-of-arms.gov.uk/about-us/heralds-officers
Wriothesley's Chronicle Volume I - https://archive.org/stream/chronicleofengla01wriouoft#page/n5/mode/2up
Also on this day in Tudor history, 8th May 1559, Queen Elizabeth I gave her approval to the Acts of Uniformity and Supremacy.
The Act of Uniformity was incredibly important and it reflected the queen's wish to follow a middle road where religion was concerned.
But what was this act? What did it establish? What did Elizabeth want for England and what happened?
And on this day in 1539, war panic led to a show of strength in London - an 11-hour procession of beautifully dressed and armed men, crowded streets and the shooting of guns.
Why? What was this all about?