The Tudor Society
  • #OTD in Tudor history – 11 January

    Old st Paul's Cathedral and preaching at Paul's Cross

    On this day in Tudor history, 11th January, the first recorded lottery was drawn at St Paul’s, a printer was hanged drawn and quartered, and a Lord of Misrule was buried…

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  • 4 June – Lightning strikes St Paul’s

    On the afternoon of this day in Tudor history, Wednesday 4th June 1561, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, London was hit by a tremendous thunderstorm. Fires caused by lightning strikes destroyed one church and damaged St Paul’s Cathedral.

    Find out more about the storm, how St Paul’s was damaged, the reactions to the lightning strike, what Queen Elizabeth I did, and what happened next, in today’s talk.

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