2 February 1461 – Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Mortimer's Cross is fought in Herefordshire, England.
1536 – Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1542 – Portuguese forces under Cristovão da Gama capture a Muslim-occupied hill fort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.
1550 - Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, freed
1550 – Death of Sir Francis Bryan “the Vicar of Hell” .He was an English courtier and diplomat during the reign of Henry VIII. He was Chief Gentleman of the Privy chamber and Lord Chief Justice of Ireland.Unlike many of his contemporaries, Bryan always retained Henry's favour, achieving this by altering his opinions to conform to the king's.His lack of principle at the time of his cousin Anne Boleyn's downfall led to his earning the nickname "the Vicar of Hell"
1 February 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.
1514 – Henry VIII granted the Dukedom of Suffolk to Charles Brandon
1555 – Burial of Jane Dudley, Duchess of Northumberland
1587 - Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots
29 January 1536 – Funeral of Catherine of Aragon
1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn suffered a miscarriage
1547 – Edward VI informed of Henry VIII’s death
1584 – Birth of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange
1595 - William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed. First published early 1597
30 January 1520 – Birth of Sir William More
31 January 1504 - By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon
1510 – Queen Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a still-born daughter
1512 – Birth of Henry, King of Portugal
1547 – Henry VIII’s death announced to Parliament
1550 –Birth of Henry I, Duke of Guise
1580 – Death of Henry, King of Portugal
1606 – Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is executed for plotting against Parliament and King James.
28 January 1457 – Birth of Henry VII
1495 - Pope Alexander VI gives his son Cesare as hostage to Charles VIII of France
1521 - Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms Germany (until May 25). Produced 'Edit of Worms' dennoucing Martin Luther
1547 – Henry VIII dies. His nine-year-old son, Edward VI becomes King, and the first Protestant ruler of England.
1561 - By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended
1581 - James VI signs 2nd Confession of Faith in Scotland
27 January 1510 – Death of Sir Thomas Brandon, soldier, courtier and diplomat.He was from a Lancastrian family, the son of William Brandon of Southwark and Elizabeth Wingfield , daughter of Sir Robert Wingfield of Letheringham, Suffolk. He was uncle to Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk. His brother, William, was killed at the battle of Bosworth defending the standard of the future Henry VII. A contemporary manuscript speaks of Sir Thomas as having ‘greatly favoured and followed the party of Henry, earl of Richmond.’
1541 – Anne of Cleves granted parsonage and lands at Haverhill
1596 – Death of Francis Drake, English captain and explorer
1606 – Gunpowder Plot: The trial of Guy Fawkes and other conspirators begins, ending with their execution on January 31.
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