Tudor History with Claire Ridgway
January 23 - Elizabeth I opens the Royal Exchange

January 23 - Elizabeth I opens the Royal Exchange

January 23, 2020
On this day in Tudor history, 23rd January 1571, after dining with its founder, Sir Thomas Gresham, Queen Elizabeth I opened the Royal Exchange in London.
 
Find out more about the official opening, what the Royal Exchange was, why Gresham paid for its building, and what happened to it, in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, author of several Tudor history books.
 
Book recommendation: Gresham's Law by John Guy
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/1FZGLxm2nPs
 
Also on this day in Tudor history, on 23rd January 1516, King Ferdinand II of Aragon died. Find out more in last year's video - https://youtu.be/MtHhkC2jmi4
January 22 - Wyatt’s Rebellion is planned

January 22 - Wyatt’s Rebellion is planned

January 22, 2020

 

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd January 1554, Thomas Wyatt the Younger met with fellow conspirators at his home of Allington Castle in Kent. The purpose of their meeting was to make final plans for their uprising against Queen Mary I and her decision to marry Philip of Spain.
 
This rebellion would come to be known as Wyatt's Rebellion, although the leader at the start appears to have been Sir James Croft.
 
Find out all about Wyatt's Rebellion and what happened in this talk from Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History".
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/8P_Fhj7t8Bk
 
Also on this day in Tudor history, 22nd January 1552, Edward Seymour, former Lord Protector, was executed. Find out more in Claire's video from last year - https://youtu.be/yrztjxs92B0
February 1 - Mary I's Rousing Speech - https://youtu.be/hwf3CbwYjWM
February 12 - The executions of Lady Jane Grey and Lord Guildford Dudley - https://youtu.be/qf7up1CHfJA
February 23 - What happened to Henry Grey's head? - https://youtu.be/xkyb5qTHSBU
April 11 - The end of rebel Sir Thomas Wyatt the Younger - https://youtu.be/HCKNH7_NFsU
January 21 - Henry Howard’s madding time

January 21 - Henry Howard’s madding time

January 21, 2020

On the night of this day in Tudor history, 21st January 1543, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Thomas Wyatt the Younger and several other youths went on a five hour rampage in London.

Surrey regretted his actions, calling that night "a madding time", but the king and the privy council took it seriously.

Find out what happened to Surrey and his fellow vandals in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, Tudor history author.

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/gdmqFS3eQnw

Also on this day in history, 21st January 1542, a bill of attainder against Queen Catherine Howard and one of her ladies, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, was introduced into the House of Lords. Find out more in last year's video - https://youtu.be/jxxcTAxn0_k

January 20 - Miles Coverdale dies after giving his best ever sermon

January 20 - Miles Coverdale dies after giving his best ever sermon

January 20, 2020

On this day in Tudor history, 20th January 1569, not long after he'd given the best sermon of his life, Bible translator and Bishop of Exeter, Miles Coverdale, died in London.

Coverdale is known for completing the first English translation of the whole Bible and for his work on "The Great Bible", which was put in every parish church in England. Find out more about this accomplished Tudor man in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History".

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/-RuTAU73WQg

Also on this day in Tudor history, 20th January 1557, Queen Mary I’s pensioners “did muster in bright harness” before her at Greenwich Park. Who were they and what happened? Find out in last year's talk - https://youtu.be/F-lzjLaztQ0

January 19 - Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke

January 19 - Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke

January 19, 2020

On this day in Tudor history, 19th January 1601, Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, died at Wilton, the family home near Salisbury. 

Who was Henry Herbert?

Let Claire Ridgway, founder of the Tudor Society, tell you about this interesting Tudor man in today's talk.

You can see photos of his armour at https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/23937

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/A6QPy-j-hsE

Also on this day in Tudor history, 19th January 1547, poet, courtier and soldier, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, was executed by beheading on Tower Hill. Find out more in Claire's video from last year - https://youtu.be/2oXbiq5Tj6c

January 18 - Henry VII and Elizabeth of York get married

January 18 - Henry VII and Elizabeth of York get married

January 18, 2020

On this day in Tudor history,18th January 1486, twenty-nine year-old King Henry VII married twenty year-old Elizabeth of York at Westminster Abbey. 

This was over two years after he had vowed to marry her and nearly 5 months after his victory at the Battle of Bosworth Field. Why did Henry VII delay in marrying Elizabeth of York?

Find out what delayed the marriage, and more about the bride and groom, in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History".

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/ZdB-GEwrt9Q

Also on this day in Tudor history, 18th January 1510, King Henry VIII and twelve of his men disguised themselves as outlaws, or Robin Hood and his men, and surprised Queen Catherine and her ladies in the queen’s chamber. Find out more about what happened in last year's video - https://youtu.be/ph7t4jFZPKE

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January 17 - Poet Thomas Wyatt is arrested

January 17 - Poet Thomas Wyatt is arrested

January 17, 2020

On this day in Tudor history, 17th January 1541, courtier, diplomat and poet, Sir Thomas Wyatt the Elder, was arrested and sent to the Tower of London after being accused of corresponding with Cardinal Reginald Pole, and referring to the prospect of Henry VIII’s death. 

Wyatt was taken to the Tower and it looked like he'd be executed, but he was saved by Queen Catherine Howard, but at a huge cost.

Find out more about what Wyatt was accused of, how he escaped execution and what he had to agree to, in today's talk from Tudor history author, Claire Ridgway.

You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/dlEQrkr8CDg

Also on this day in Tudor history, 17th January 1569, Agnes Bowker of Market Harborough, Leicestershire, allegedly gave birth to a cat. Find out more about this rather tall tale in Claire's video from last year - https://youtu.be/AVOtEP_alvc

January 16 - Thomas Howard breaks his promise about Mary, Queen of Scots

January 16 - Thomas Howard breaks his promise about Mary, Queen of Scots

January 16, 2020
On this day in Tudor history, 16th January 1572, Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, eldest son of the late Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, was tried and found guilty of treason at Westminster Hall.
 
Norfolk had promised Queen Elizabeth I that he would not get involved with Mary, Queen of Scots, ever again, but it was a promise that he just couldn't keep. Once again, he had become involved in a plot against Elizabeth I and in support of Mary, Queen of Scots. He wouldn't escape punishment this time.
 
Find out exactly what happened in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, author of several Tudor history books.
 
Here's the link to Claire's video on Norfolk's execution - https://youtu.be/URsHZ5Iif1M
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/lGi8S6H3SVs

Also on this day in Tudor history, 16th January 1549, Edward VI's uncle, Thomas Seymour, was alleged to have broken into the King Edward VI’s apartments at Hampton Court Palace to kidnap the young King. You can find out exactly what happened in my video from last year - https://youtu.be/EPxknjmtU8Q

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January 15 - The death of Catherine Carey (Knollys), daughter of Mary Boleyn

January 15 - The death of Catherine Carey (Knollys), daughter of Mary Boleyn

January 15, 2020
On this day in Tudor history, 15th January 1569, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Catherine Knollys (née Carey), wife of Sir Francis Knollys, daughter of Mary Boleyn, and cousin of the queen, died at Hampton Court Palace. She was about 45 years old.
 
Sadly, Queen Elizabeth I had kept Catherine and her beloved husband, Sir Francis Knollys, apart during Catherine's final day.
 
Find out more about Catherine's final days, the queen's cruelty, Francis's frustration, and Catherine's lavish burial, which was paid for by the queen, in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, author of "On This Day in Tudor History".
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
 
Also on this day in Tudor history, 15th January 1559, Elizabeth I, daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was crowned queen at Westminster Abbey. Here is the link to my talk on the coronation - https://youtu.be/oejNK0u49qU
 
You can find Claire at:
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January 14 - Francis Kett leaps and dances in the fire

January 14 - Francis Kett leaps and dances in the fire

January 14, 2020
On this day in Tudor history, 14th January 1589, physician Francis Kett, was burned for heresy near Norwich Castle. 
 
A local minister described him as "leaping and dancing" in the fire, clapping his hand and praising God right up to the end. A courageous man.
 
But how did Francis Kett come to this awful end?
 
Find out more about this doctor, priest and condemned heretic in today's talk from Claire Ridgway, author of several Tudor history books.
 
You can read the charges laid against Francis Kett at https://sourcetext.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/greene_01.pdf - appendix B, p. 259.
 
You can see this podcast as a video at the following link:
https://youtu.be/hgwEQnfpkxs
 
Also on this day in Tudor history, 14th January 1559, Queen Elizabeth I left the Tower for her eve of coronation procession through the streets of London. Here's a link to last year’s talk on her coronation procession and all the pageants and celebrations that were part of it - https://youtu.be/qltgENLUJLk 
 
You can find Claire at:
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