In this second part of This Week in Tudor history, which covers 1st to 4th April, historian and author Claire Ridgway talks about Thomas Churchyard, a poet and soldier who kept being imprisoned; Sir Ambrose Cave, a man who joined the Order of St John as early as he possibly could, but survived its dissolution and ended his days serving Elizabeth I; before moving on to the death of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire, mother of Queen Anne Boleyn and grandmother of Queen Elizabeth I, and finishing with the knighting of explorer Francis Drake.
--Contents of this video--
00:00 - Introduction
00:36 - 1st April 1604
05:02 - 2nd April 1568
08:22 - 3rd April 1538
09:07 - 4th April 1581
1st April 1604 - Death of poet and soldier Thomas Churchyard at Westminster in London.
2nd April 1568 - Death of Member of Parliament, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Knight of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, Sir Ambrose Cave, at the Savoy.
3rd April 1538 - Death of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire, at Baynard's Castle in London.
4th April 1581 - The knighting of explorer, sea captain and pirate, Francis Drake, on board the Golden Hind at Deptford.
Elizabeth Boleyn videos:
Sir Francis Drake videos:
Other Tudor history events for these dates: