In part two of this week in Tudor history, I talk about Walter Raleigh (Ralegh) being given permission to colonise foreign lands in 1584; a disagreement over the wearing of vestments in 1566 which led to a pamphlet war, protests and ministers losing their parishes; a Tudor earl who saved the day for Henry VIII during the 1536 Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion, and the burnings of three Protestant martyrs in Essex in 1555.
--Contents of this video--
00:00 - Introduction
00:14 - 25th March 1584
02:59 - 26th March 1566
06:05 - 27th March 1539
10:48 - 28th March 1555
25th March 1584 - Queen Elizabeth I granted letters patent to explorer Walter Raleigh giving him permission to colonise lands owned by indigenous people and those previously taken by Spain. This led to the founding of the colony on Roanoke Island, also known as the Lost Colony.
26th March 1566 - Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Edmund Grindal, Bishop of London, summon 110 ministers to Lambeth Palace to get them to pledge their willingness to wear vestments. 37 of those ministers refused and a pamphlet war broke out.
27th March 1539 - The burial of George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury, at St Peter's, Sheffield. He served as a soldier under Henry VII and Henry VIII, and it appears that his actions and influence in late 1536, during the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion, led to the failure of the rebellion.
28th March 1555 - Protestants Stephen Knight and William Pygot were burnt at the stake for heresy in Maldon and Braintree, Essex, and William Dighel was burnt at the stake in either Banbury, Oxfordshire, or Danbury, Essex.
The Lost Colony:
Other Tudor events for these dates: