The Tudor Society
  • May 8 – English troops muster

    Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger

    On this day in Tudor history, 8th May 1539, in the reign of King Henry VIII, English troops mustered between Whitechapel and Mile End and then marched through the City and Westminster to St James’s, where the king reviewed them.

    This muster was in response to the war panic caused by Francis I and Charles V signing the Peace of Toledo.

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