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#OTD in Tudor history – 22 June

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd June, Henry VIII created 26 Knights of the Bath; Mary Boleyn lost her first husband to sweating sickness; Bishop Fisher was executed; Elizabeth I's Prayer Book was published; and Henry VIII's eldest daughter, Mary, submitted to her father...

  • 1477 – Birth of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquis of Dorset, courtier and constable of Warwick Castle and of Kenilworth Castle. He was the third son and heir of Thomas Grey, first Marquis of Dorset, and his wife, Cicely.
  • 1509 - Henry VIII created 26 Knights of the Bath, including Thomas Boleyn. See video below.
  • 1528 – Death of William Carey, courtier, distant cousin of Henry VIII and husband of Mary Boleyn. He died of sweating sickness, leaving behind his wife and two children, Catherine and Henry. See video below.
  • 1535 - John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, was beheaded on Tower Hill. He was one of the many victims of Henry VIII and was executed for treason, for refusing to take the “Oath of Succession” and accept Henry as the Supreme Head of the Church of England. See video below.
  • 1536 - Henry VIII’s eldest daughter, Mary, finally submitted to her father and accepted her father as Supreme Head of the Church in England and the invalidity of her parents' marriage. Click here to read more.

  • 1547 – Death of George Lokert (or Lockhart), Dean of Glasgow, logician and theologian. Lokert studied at the University of Paris and was prior of the Collège de Sorbonne.
  • 1557 – Death of Richard Woodman, Protestant martyr. He was burnt at Lewes, in Sussex, with nine other martyrs after he refused to recant.
  • 1559 - Publication of Queen Elizabeth I's Prayer Book - click here.
  • 1599 – Death of Sir William Fitzwilliam, Lord Deputy of Ireland in Elizabeth I's reign, at Milton, Northamptonshire, after a long illness. He was buried at the church of Marham, Norfolk.

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#OTD in Tudor history – 22 June