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#OTD in Tudor history – 8 January

What happened on this day in history, 8th January, in Tudor times?

Let me share with you some of the events that took place on this day in the reigns of the Tudor kings and queens...

  • 1499 – Marriage of Louis XII and Anne of Brittany, widow of Charles VIII of France and the Queen Dowager. The couple had two surviving children: Claude, Queen of France, and Renée, Duchess of Ferrara.
  • 1536 - Henry VIII celebrated after hearing of his first wife's death. See video below.

  • 1543 – Burial of King James V of Scotland at Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh.
  • 1570 – Death of Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland, at Brougham Castle. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton. Find out a rather strange fact about Clifford in my video on him - click here.
  • 1571 – Burial of Mary Shelton (married names: Heveningham and Appleyard) at Heveningham Church, Suffolk. Mary was the daughter of Sir John Shelton and his wife Anne (née Boleyn), and wife of Sir Anthony Heveningham, then Philip Appleyard. Mary served Queen Anne Boleyn as one of her ladies. See video below.
  • 1586 – Death of Sir George Seton, 5th Lord Seton, politician, Scottish nobleman and loyal supporter of Mary, Queen of Scots. He was a member of Mary's privy council. Seton was buried in Seton Church, East Lothian.
  • 1594 – Death of Sir Wolstan Dixie, merchant and Lord Mayor of London, in London. He was buried at the parish church of St Michael Bassishaw. Dixie served as Lord Mayor of London in 1585-1586.

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#OTD in Tudor history – 8 January