Tudor History with Claire Ridgway
March 26 - Robert Carey and his eventful ride to King James

March 26 - Robert Carey and his eventful ride to King James

March 26, 2020
On this day in history, late on 26th March 1603, two days after the death of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Robert Carey arrived at Holyrood in Edinburgh, Scotland, to inform King James VI that Queen Elizabeth I was dead and that James was now king. 
 
It took Carey just two days to get from London to Scotland, and he had an accident on the way, but it was all worth it. Find out about his journey and what happened in today's "on this day in Tudor history" talk from Claire Ridgway, author of several Tudor history books.
 
 
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Also on this day in Tudor history, 26th March 1609, John Dee, astrologer, mathematician, alchemist, spy, philosopher, geographer and adviser to Elizabeth I, died. Find out more about this fascinating man in last year’s video - https://youtu.be/A5hy__pKZuQ 
 
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September 9 - Catherine of Aragon and the mystery of James IV’s body

September 9 - Catherine of Aragon and the mystery of James IV’s body

September 9, 2019
On this day in Tudor history, 9th September 1513, during the reign of King Henry VIII, English and Scottish forces clashed at the bloody Battle of Flodden.
 
Henry VIII was campaigning in France at the time, so Catherine of Aragon was in charge as regent. It was a victory for Catherine and also for Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey, who led the English troops against the Scots on that day. Henry missed this moment of victory.
 
King James IV of Scotland died at the Battle of Flodden, but what happened to his body?
 
In today's talk, Claire Ridgway, founder of the Tudor Society, gives details of the battle, Catherine's role in England's victory, and explains what is thought to have happened to James IV's remains.
 
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