Today in Tudor History...
4 May 1471-Battle of Tewkesbury.
The Battle of Tewkesbury was one of the decisive battles of the Wars of the Roses. The forces loyal to the House of Lancaster were completely defeated by those of the rival House of York under their monarch, King Edward IV. The Lancastrian heir to the throne, Edward, Prince of Wales, and many prominent Lancastrian nobles were killed during the battle or were dragged from sanctuary two days later and immediately executed. The Lancastrian king, Henry VI, who was a prisoner in the Tower of London, died or was murdered shortly after the battle. Tewkesbury restored political stability to England until the death of Edward IV in 1483.
4 May 1471 -Death of Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales
Edward of Westminster also known as Edward of Lancaster, was the only son of King Henry VI of England and Margaret of Anjou and the husband of Anne Neville.He was killed at the Battle of Tewkesbury, making him the only heir apparent to the English throne ever to die in battle.
4 May 1536-Lady Jane Rochford sent a letter to Kingston for her husband George Boleyn,Viscount Rochford in the Tower.She asked how George was and promised that she would “humbly [make] suit unto the king’s highness” for him
4 May 1536-Sir Francis Weston was imprisoned in the Tower accused of adulterous liaisons with Queen Anne Boleyn.
4 May 1536-Sir William Brereton was imprisoned in the Tower accused of adulterous liaisons with Queen Anne Boleyn.
4 May 1547 - Marriage of Catherine Parr and Thomas Seymour
4 May 1008 - Birth of King Henry I of France
4 May 1256 – The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV issues a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.
4 May 1415-Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus are condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.
4 May 1493-Pope Alexander VI divides the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.(Read my post:http://borgiaandmedici.eklablog.com/on-this-day-in-history-a107784806)
4 May 1519 - Death of Lorenzo II de' Medici, Duke of Urbino.(Read my post:http://borgiaandmedici.eklablog.com/on-this-day-in-history-a107784806)
WOLF HALL AND BRING UP THE BODIES
Filming has already begun on the six-part drama based on Mantel's award winning Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up The Bodies, about the relationships at the heart of Henry VIII's court.
Joanne Whalley,(Mary I "The Virgin Queen" and Vanozza "The Borgias") cast asCatherine of Aragon, Jonathan Pryce, who wikk play Cardinal Wolsey and Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall's Henry VIII
source:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/,wikipedia,Jane Boleyn,the infamous Lady Rochford by Julia Fox
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