Today in Tudor History
3 May 1152 - Death of Matilda of Boulogne, Queen of England
3 May 1415 - Birth of Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV and Richard III
3 May 1446 - Birth of Margaret of York also by marriage known as Margaret of Burgundy –she was the third wife of Charles the Bold and acted as a protector of the Duchy after his death. She was a daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville, and the sister of two Kings of England, Edward IV and Richard III. She was born at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England, and she died at Mechelen in the Low Countries.
3 May 1524 – Death of Richard Grey, 3rd Earl of Kent
3 May 1536-Sir Francis Weston was interrogated by the council
3 May 1536-Letter from Cranmer to Henry VIII
Have come to Lambeth, according to Mr. Secretary's letters, to know your Grace's pleasure. Dare not, contrary to the said letters, presume to come to your presence, but of my bounden duty I beg you "somewhat to suppress the deep sorrows of your Grace's heart," and take adversity patiently. Cannot deny that you have great causes of heaviness, and that your honor is highly touched. God never sent you a like trial; but if He find you no less patient and thankful than when all things succeeded to your wish, I suppose you never did thing more acceptable to Him. You will give Him occasion to increase His benefits, as He did to Job. If the reports of the Queen be true, they are only to her dishonor, not yours. I am clean amazed, for I had never better opinion of woman; but I think your Highness would not have gone so far if she had not been culpable. I was most bound to her of all creatures living, and therefore beg that I may, with your Grace's favor, wish and pray that she may declare herself innocent. Yet if she be found guilty, I repute him not a faithful subject who would not wish her punished without mercy. "And as I loved her not a little for the love which I judged her to bear towards God and His Gospel, so if she be proved culpable there is not one that loveth God and His Gospel that ever will favor her, but must hate her above all other; and the more they favor the Gospel the more they will hate her, for then there was never creature in our time that so much slandered the Gospel; and God hath sent her this punishment for that she feignedly hath professed his Gospel in her mouth and not in heart and deed." And though she have so offended, yet God has shown His goodness towards your Grace and never offended you. "But your Grace, I am sure, knowledgeth that you have offended Him." I trust, therefore, you will bear no less zeal to the Gospel than you did before, as your favor to the Gospel was not led by affection to her. Lambeth, 3 May.
3 May 1536-Sir William Kingston reported to Thomas Cromwell that Queen Anne Boleyn had told her ladies in the Tower that “she more feared Weston”. She elaborated, explaining that she had reprimanded Weston, a gentleman of the privy chamber, for loving her relative, Mistress Shelton, and not his wife, and he “made answer to her again that he loved on in her house better than them both”. When Anne asked who, he replied “It is yourself”. The Queen then “defied him”.
3 May 1544 - Thomas Wriothesley became Lord Chancellor
3 May 1294 - John II becomes duke of Brabant/Limburg
3 May 1382 - Battle on Beverhoutsfield near Brugge
3 May 1428 -Birth of Pedro González de Mendoza, Spanish cardinal and statesman
3 May 1469-Birth of Niccolo de Machiavelli,politician and writer
3 May 1494 - Jamaica discovered by Columbus; he names it "St Iago"
3 May 1512 - Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateran at St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome
3 May 1528-Death of Clarice de'Medici, granddaughter of Lorenzo the Magnificent
3 May 1764-Birth of Élisabeth of France known as Madame Élisabeth,sister of King Louis XVI.
Tags : Tudors, anne boleyn, cromwell, francis weston, Élisabeth of France, niccolo machiavell, pope jiulius II, Louis XVI, cranmer
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