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This Week in Tudor History
May 31, 1443 – Birth of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry Tudor (Henry VII)May 30, 1445 – Coronation of Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI
May 29, 1533 – Anne Boleyn’s coronation as Queen of England
May 30, 1536 – King Henry VIII married third wife, Jane Seymour only 11 days after Anne Boleyn’s execution
May 27, 1542 – The Countess of Salisbury, Lady Margaret Pole, was executed by order of Henry VIII
Photo of the Week
This is the actual chair used by Mary I during the wedding that heralded the start of her ill-fated marriage to Philip II of Spain. The wedding took place on 25 July 1554 at Winchester Cathedral, meaning this chair is at least 465 years old.
My journey into Tudor history began about 10 years ago with the TV show “The Tudors” from Showtime. As I watched the show, I wondered how much of it was really true because the storylines were more dramatic and shocking than any soap opera I had ever seen. I picked up Margaret George’s autobiography of Henry VIII and I was hooked. I’ve since read over 100 books on the Tudor period and I’m currently writing my own book about the Wars of the Roses. Check out my blog at https://michelemorrical.com/.