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#OTD in Tudor history – 9 January

What happened on this day in Tudor history?

Well, lots!

Let me share with you some of the events from 9th January in the reigns of the Tudor kings and queens...

  • 1514 - Anne of Brittany, wife of Louis XII of France, died at the Chateau of Blois. She was buried in the Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis. Find out more about her in the video below.
  • 1522 – Adriaan Florenszoon Boeyens was elected as Pope, becoming Pope Adrian VI.

  • 1554 – Birth of Pope Gregory XV, born as Alessandro Ludovisi, in Bologna, Italy.
  • 1539 – Executions of Henry Pole, 1st Baron Montagu, and Henry Courtenay, Marquis of Exeter, on Tower Hill. They were found guilty of high treason in December 1538 for denying the King's supremacy, desiring the King's death and favouring and promoting Cardinal Reginald Pole, Montagu's brother, “in his traitorous proceedings”. Find out more in the video below.
  • 1587 – Death of Clement Adams, schoolmaster and map engraver. He was buried at St Alfege, Greenwich. Adams is known for his re-engraving and re-working of Sebastian Cabot's “World Chart” 1544, which he did in 1549. Adams' chart was responsible for England focusing on the Northeast Passage, rather than the Northwest Passage. Find out more about Clement Adams here.

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#OTD in Tudor history – 9 January