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  • #OTD in Tudor history – 15 February

    Portrait of Galileo

    On this day in Tudor history, 15th February, Henry Deane, the last monk to become Archbishop of Canterbury died, Galileo, “The Father of Modern Science”, was born, and Thomas Arden, whose tragic end inspired a play, was murdered by his wife and her lover…

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  • 15 February – Galileo, the Father of Modern Science and Dastardly deeds in Tudor England

    On this day in Tudor history, 15th February 1564, the Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher, Galileo Galilei, was born in Pisa, Italy.

    Galileo was one of the central figures of the Scientific Revolution and has been referred to as “the Father of Modern Science”, “the Father of Modern Physics” and “the father of modern observational astronomy”, but what exactly did he do and how did he end up getting into trouble with the Inquisition?

    Find out in this talk…

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  • 15 February – Dastardly deeds in Tudor England

    In today’s video, I share an excerpt from my book “On This Day in Tudor History” about some dastardly deeds.

    It was on this day in 1551 that businessman Thomas Arden was finally successfully murdered after a few botched attempts on his life. The rather tall tale surrounding these attempts served as an inspiration for an Elizabethan play. Find out what happened, and how those involved in the crime were punished.

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