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#OTD in Tudor history – 30 May

On this day in Tudor history, 18 men were created Knights of the Bath during Anne Boleyn's coronation celebrations; Henry VIII married Jane Seymour at Whitehall; and playwright and poet Christopher Marlowe was stabbed to death...

  • 1472 – Death of Jacquetta de Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford, Countess Rivers and mother of Elizabeth Woodville. Her resting place is not known.
  • 1525 – Wolsey proclaimed the king's pardon for the rebels involved in the Amicable Grant Rebellion.
  • 1533 – Order of the Bath ceremony during the celebrations for Anne Boleyn's coronation. See video below.
  • 1536 - Henry VIII married Jane Seymour in the Queen’s Closet at Whitehall. See video below.
  • 1555 – Burnings of Protestant martyrs John Cardmaker (clergyman) and John Warne (upholsterer) at Smithfield.
  • 1582 – Executions of Jesuit priest Thomas Cottam at Tyburn. He was hanged, drawn and quartered along with priests William Filbie, Luke Kirby, and Laurence Richardson. He refused the offer of a pardon, as it would have involved him acknowledging Queen Elizabeth I as Supreme Head of the Church.

  • 1593 – Death of Christopher Marlowe, playwright and poet. He was stabbed to death at a house in Deptford Strand, near London, in what has been described as a "tavern brawl". See video below.
  • 1630 – Death of Emanuel Scrope, Earl of Sunderland. He was buried at Langar in Nottinghamshire. Scrope was married to Philadelphia Carey, granddaughter of Mary Boleyn.
  • 1640 – Death of Sir Peter Paul Rubens, painter, in Antwerp. It is thought that he died of complications caused by gout. He was buried in the family vault at St Jacob's Church, Antwerp.

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#OTD in Tudor history – 30 May