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This Week in Tudor History Part 2 – Elizabeth I’s guardian, a Master of Swans, a king’s death announced and more!

In the second part of "This Week in Tudor History" for 25-31 January, I talk about events that happened on 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st January in the reigns of the Tudor monarchs. Find out more about the following Tudor people and events.

28th January 1501 - The death of politician and administrator, John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham, who managed to move smoothly from service to the Yorkists to Henry VII's service, and who survived the falls of his brother-in-law and stepson.

29th January 1559 - The death of Sir Thomas Pope, guardian of Princess Elizabeth (Elizabeth I), founder of Trinity College, Oxford, MP and privy councillor, and a man who handled correspondence regarding a potential marriage match between Elizabeth and Eric XIV of Sweden.

30th January 1520 - The birth of MP, Protestant, landowner and administrator, Sir William More, whose long list of offices in Elizabeth I's reign included Master of Swans! He was very well respected by Queen Elizabeth I.

31st January 1547 - The official proclamation of the death of King Henry VIII and the accession of his nine-year-old son, Edward, as King Edward VI.

Other Tudor events for these dates:

The photo of the tapestry linked to Dynham can be found at

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  1. R

    This year’s Katherine of Aragon Festival 2021 is online with vespers from 9
    30a.m pre recorded available and another service at 5p.m also recorded and you can make a Pomegranate and have a brief tour of her grave online now.
    Sarah Grinswood is doing a talk tomorrow online which is sold out but the same talk again on Saturday at 4pm and I think there may be some tickets left. Price. £5.00 There is a link on Twitter and The Festival site at Peterborough Cathedral.

    Link above for the festive of Katherine of Aragon.

  2. R

    One of the people at the Battle of East Stoke 1487, Sir Francis Lovell, the friend of Richard iii, escsped and vanished into the mists of time. He may have died at his mother’s house or just escaped and there is an odd tale that eighteenth century workmen found a fully dressed skeleton in a walled up underground room whom they believed to have been Lovell. It may be just a good story to tell down the pub as his remains vanished. The Tudors wondered at the man who had vanished and the wife of Francis Lovell was questioned on and off about him for at least ten years.
    Here is a bit of Trivia. The younger sister Frideswide Lovell married Sir Edward Norris and therefore was the mother of Sir Henry Norris, the alleged lover of Queen Anne Boleyn. Henry Norris was therefore the nephew of a great Ricardian rebel.

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This Week in Tudor History Part 2 – Elizabeth I’s guardian, a Master of Swans, a king’s death announced and more!