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#OTD in Tudor history – 15 March

On this day in Tudor history, 15th March, Archbishop William Warham criticised Henry VIII in Parliament and was rewarded with foul language from the king; the Lady Mary (Mary I) publicly defied her half-brother Edward VI; and the imprisoned John Hooper was deprived of his bishopric...

  • 1493 – Arrival of Christopher Columbus, explorer and navigator, at Palos in Spain after his 1492 voyage to the New World.
  • 1504 – Death of John Arundell, Bishop of Exeter, at Exeter House in the Strand, London. He was buried at St Clement Danes Church in London.
  • 1532 – William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury, criticised Henry VIII in the House of Lords when Parliament was discussing the annulment. The king responded with what historian G. W. Bernard describes as “foul language”. See video below.
  • 1551 - The Lady Mary, sister of Edward VI, and the future Mary I, rode through London in a procession carrying rosaries “to make an open profession, no doubt, of their devotion for the mass”. See video below.

  • 1554 – Marian martyr John Hooper was deprived of the bishopric of Gloucester while imprisoned in Fleet Prison. He had been charged with owing over five hundred pounds in unpaid first fruits, a charge he denied. Click here to read more.
  • 1628 – Burial of composer John Bull in the Groenplats cemetery near Antwerp Cathedral.

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#OTD in Tudor history – 15 March