• On this day in Tudor history, 29th April...

    29 April 1500 -Birth of William Dacre, 3rd Baron Dacre of Gillesland 


    He was the son of Thomas Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre of Gillesland and Elizabeth Greystoke, Baroness Greystoke. He married Elizabeth Talbot, daughter of George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury and Anne Hastings, on 1 December 1517. He died on 18 November 1563 at age 63.


    29 April 1536- Anne Boleyn argued with Sir Henry Norris and accused him of being in love with her


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    Anne Boleyn: [Indignantly] I know the truth! You look for dead men's shoes! 

    Sir Henry Norris: Madame, I really must protest. 

    Anne Boleyn: I mean, you suppose if anything bad happened to the King, then you would think to have me! 

    Sir Henry Norris: Madam, if ever I had such a thought, then I wish my head were cut off. 

    Anne Boleyn: Oh, that could be arranged! 


    The Tudors-The Act of treason (2008)



    29 April 1536- Eustache Chapuys wrote a letter to Charles V 


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    The day after the courier Gadaluppe left, the King sent for the French ambassador, and there was great consultation in Court. As I am told by one who is in the French ambassador's secrets, the King asked him to go in post to his master on certain affairs, which the ambassador agreed to do, and next day made preparations for leaving, then returned to Court on the day appointed, viz. Tuesday; but the Council, which was assembled in the morning till 9 or 10 at night, could not agree to the dispatch, and the ambassador was put off till Thursday. The day before yesterday, when he was expecting to leave, new matters were proposed to him, quite at variance with those which had been treated, so that he has refused the voyage, and sent yesterday an ordinary courier. I cannot yet make out what the negociation was, but I think that those here are making bargains to hinder, if they can, peace from being concluded between your Majesty and the king of France, for as soon as they had news that there was some hope of it they appeared confounded. I hear from all quarters that the King has ordered the preachers to avoid new opinions touching rites and ceremonies, and preach everywhere according to the old fashion, except as regards the primacy of the Pope, which he will not allow in his kingdom, claiming to be absolute sovereign in spiritual as in temporal matters, by authority of God and of his Parliament. And although the King will admit purgatory as formerly, or at least a third place neither paradise nor hell, and confesses that prayers assist the dead, yet he will not forbear to throw down the monasteries, and impiously usurp the foundations for the redemption of the dead.

    The Grand Ecuyer, Mr. Caro, had on St. George's day the Order of the Garter in the place of the deceased M. de Burgain (lord Abergavenny), to the great disappointment of Rochford, who was seeking for it, and all the more because the Concubine has not had sufficient influence to get it for her brother; and it will not be the fault of the said Ecuyer if the Concubine, although his cousin (quelque, qu. quoique? cousine) be not dismounted. He continually counsels Mrs. Semel and other conspirators "pour luy faire une venue," and only four days ago he and some persons of the chamber sent to tell the Princess to be of good cheer, for shortly the opposite party would put water in their wine, for the King was already as sick and tired of the concubine as could be; and the brother of lord Montague told me yesterday at dinner that the day before the bishop of London had been asked if the King could abandon the said concubine, and he would not give any opinion to anyone but the King himself, and before doing so he would like to know the King's own inclination, meaning to intimate that the King might leave the said concubine, but that, knowing his fickleness, he would not put himself in danger. The said Bishop was the principal cause and instrument of the first divorce, of which he heartily repents, and would still more gladly promote this, the said concubine and all her race are such abominable Lutherans. London, 29 April 1536."




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    29 April 1429-Joan of Arc leads French forces to victory over English at Orleans.

    29 April 1624-Louis XIII appoints Cardinal Richelieu chief minister of the Royal Council of France.

    29 April 1672-King Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.


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