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#OTD in Tudor history – 14 January

On this day in Tudor history, 14th January, Charles Brandon was sent to France to fetch Mary Tudor, Elizabeth I enjoyed her coronation procession, and a physician went to his death leaping and dancing...

  • 1478 – Birth of Henry Algernon Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland. He was the eldest son of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, and Maud Herbert, daughter of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke.
  • 1515 – Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, was sent to France to bring back Henry VIII's sister, Mary Tudor, Queen of France. The couple later married in secret before returning to England. Click here for more on that.

  • 1526 – Francis I and Charles V signed the Treaty of Madrid. Francis I had been captured at the Battle of Pavia, and was held until this treaty was concluded. By the terms of the treaty, Francis renounced his claims to lands in Italy, Flanders, Artois and Tournai. Once he was released and back in France, Francis refused to ratify the treaty.
  • 1559 - Elizabeth I's eve of coronation procession from the Tower of London to Westminster. See the video below.
  • 1589 – Francis Kett, physician, was burned for heresy near Norwich Castle. He had claimed that “Christ is not God, but a good man as others be”. Kett was dragged to the stake “clothed in sackecloth” and went to his death “leaping and dauncing” and “clapping his hands”. See the video below.

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#OTD in Tudor history – 14 January