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#OTD in Tudor history – 18 January

On this day in Tudor history, 18th January, King Henry VII married Elizabeth of York, uniting the Houses of Lancaster and York, Henry VIII dressed up as an outlaw to surprise his wife, and a man who was a composer, musician and spy was born...

  • 1486 - The twenty-nine-year-old Henry VII married the twenty-year-old Elizabeth of York. See video below.
  • 1510 - the King and twelve of his men disguised themselves as outlaws, or Robin Hood and his men, and surprised Queen Catherine and her ladies in the queen’s chamber. See video below.

  • 1543 – Baptism of Alfonso Ferrabosco, composer and court musician at the court of Elizabeth I, at the Cathedral of San Petronio, Bologna, Italy. Click here to find out more.
  • 1616 – Burial of John Bettes the Younger, portrait painter, at St Gregory by St Paul's.

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#OTD in Tudor history – 18 January