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This week in Tudor History Part 2 – A princess marries, a queen faces death, and a spy and lawyer die

In this second part of "This week in Tudor history" for the week beginning 1st February, I talk about Tudor events and people associated with 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th February.

4th February 1495, in the reign of King Henry VII - Anne of York, daughter of the late King Edward IV, marries Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, at Westminster Abbey in London.

5th February 1605, diplomat, Member of Parliament and spy, Sir Edward Stafford dies. Even though he appears to have spied for Spain during the Spanish Armada, he managed to avoid serious trouble. Why and how?

6th February 1585, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, lawyer, legal scholar and law reporter, Edmund Plowden, died in London.

7th February 1587, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the warrant for the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, arrived at Fotheringhay Castle and Mary was informed that she would be executed the following day. Whotold her? How did she react? And how did she prepare for death?

Videos I mention:

Other Tudor events for 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th February:

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This week in Tudor History Part 2 – A princess marries, a queen faces death, and a spy and lawyer die