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#OTD in Tudor History – 24 January

On this day in Tudor history, 24th January, the foundation stone of Henry VII's Lady Chapel was laid at Westminster Abbey, Henry VIII suffered a jousting accident, and English and Spanish knights jousted at Westminster...

  • 1502 – Henry VII ratified a peace treaty, the Treaty of Perpetual Peace, with James IV of Scotland. Part of this treaty was the agreement of a marriage between Henry VII's daughter, Margaret, and James.
  • 1503 – The foundation stone of King Henry VII's chapel was laid at Westminster Abbey. Click here to read more about the chapel.
  • 1536 - The forty-four-year-old King Henry VIII had a serious jousting accident at Greenwich Palace. See video below.
  • 1555 – A great joust was held at Westminster between English and the Spanish knights – “grett ronnying at the tylt at Westmynster, with spayrer, boyth Englys men and Spaneards”. See video below.
  • 1566 – Death of Rowland Meyrick, Bishop of Bangor. He was buried at Bangor Cathedral.
  • 1597 – Death of Thomas Molyneux, Elizabeth I's Chancellor of the Court of Exchequer, and Receiver of Customs and Imposts on Wines, in Dublin. He was buried in Dublin's Christ Church Cathedral.
  • 1634 – Death of Nathaniel Giles, composer, Organist and Choirmaster at St George's Chapel, Windsor and the Chapel Royal. He was Choir Master at Windsor for forty-nine year. A memorial tablet to him can be found on the floor of Rutland Chapel in St George's Chapel.

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#OTD in Tudor History – 24 January