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#OTD in Tudor history – 23 June

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd June, Henry VIII and his new bride, Catherine of Aragon, had their coronation procession through the streets of London; mathematician and physician Thomas Hood was baptised; and miniaturist Levina Teerlinc died...

  • 1509 - Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon processed through the streets of London dressed in their finery on their coronation procession. See video below.
  • 1556 – Baptism of Thomas Hood, mathematician and physician, at St Leonard Eastcheap. See video below.
  • 1559 – Death of Thomas Dockray (Docwra), ecclesiastical lawyer and Master of the Stationers' Company. He was buried in the church of St Faith's under St Paul's. Dockray acted as a lawyer for the defence at the trial of Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester.
  • 1576 – Death of Levina Teerlinc, painter and miniaturist, at Stepney. Originally from Bruges, Teerlinc, who was the daughter of Simon Benninck, a master illuminator, travelled to England in the 1540s. Teerlinc was court painter to Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, and produced many paintings and miniatures. See video below.

  • 1586 – Death of Henry Cheke, translator and son of Sir John Cheke. He died in York and was buried in York Minster. Cheke's works included “A Certayne Tragedie Entituled Freewyl” and his translation of Tragedia del libero arbitrio.
  • 1600 – Death of Richard Howland, Bishop of Peterborough, in his palace at Castor. He was buried in Peterborough Cathedral. Howland presided over the burial of Mary, Queen of Scots in 1587.

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#OTD in Tudor history – 23 June