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#OTD in Tudor history – 15 January

On this day in Tudor history, 15th January, Elizabeth I was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey, the Duchess of Northumberland died, and Elizabeth I's cousin, Catherine Carey, died...

  • 1522 – Death of Richard Fitzjames, Bishop of London, in London. He was buried in the nave of St Paul's.
  • 1522 – Death of Sir John Heron, Treasurer of the Chamber to Henry VII and General Receiver to Henry VIII. He was buried at the Whitefriars, London.

  • 1522 – Death of Richard Fitzjames, Bishop of London, in London. He was buried in the nave of St Paul's.
  • 1535 – Henry VIII declared himself head of the Church in England.
  • 1555 – Death of Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland and wife of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. Jane died in Chelsea, London, and was buried there. She outlived her husband, who was executed in 1553 after Mary seized the throne from his daughter-in-law, Lady Jane Grey. Click here to read more about Jane Dudley.
  • 1559 - Coronation of Elizabeth I at Westminster Abbey. See video below.
  • 1569 – Death of Catherine Knollys (née Carey), wife of Sir Francis Knollys and daughter of Sir William Carey and Mary Boleyn. Queen Elizabeth I was grief-stricken at the death of her cousin and friend, and gave her a lavish funeral at Westminster Abbey. Some believe Catherine to have been the illegitimate daughter of Henry VIII.

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#OTD in Tudor history – 15 January