The Tudor Society
  • March 23 – Sir Henry Unton

    A portrait of Sir Henry Unton

    On this day in Tudor history, 23rd March 1596, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, soldier, member of Parliament and diplomat, Sir Henry Unton, or Umpton, died after being taken ill with “a violent, burning fever”.

    Unton had been taken ill after accompanying King Henry IV of France to the siege at La Fère. He was about thirty-eight years of age at his death.

    Here are a few facts about this Tudor man…

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