Today in Tudor history...
30 May 1416-Jerome of Prague is burned as a heretic by the Church.He was a Czech church reformer and one of the chief followers of Jan Hus who was burned for heresy at the Council of Constance.
1431-Joan of Arc is burned at the stake by the English.
1472 – Death of Jaquetta de Luxembourg, Duchess of Bedford, Countess Rivers and mother of Elizabeth Woodville. She was the elder daughter of Peter I, Count of Saint-Pol, Conversano and Brienne and his wife Margaret de Baux (Margherita del Balzo of Andria). She was a relatively long-lived figure in the Wars of the Roses. Through her short-lived first marriage to the Duke of Bedford, brother of King Henry V, she was firmly allied to the House of Lancaster. However, following the emphatic Lancastrian defeat at the Battle of Towton she sided closely with the House of York. Three years after the battle and the accession of Edward IV of England, her eldest daughter Elizabeth Woodville married the new King to become his Queen Consort. Jacquetta bore 14 children (all with her second husband) and withstood a trial or possibly two at court for witchcraft.
1509-Bond of Francesco Grimaldi, Luigi de Vivaldo and Dominico Lomelyn for 45,000 ducats on account of the dower of Princess Katharine of Aragon. London, 30 May, 1509.
1519-Sir Thomas Boleyn to Henry VIII.
Immediately on hearing his pleasure, ordered Anthony Browne the bearer and Percival Hart to prepare themselves to go to England. Went with them to the King to take leave. He received them kindly, and said he had appointed them gentlemen of his house, and they should have the usual wages, 200 crs. a year. At their departure they received a whole year's wages, and their place and wages will be kept for them whenever they return. Browne has demeaned himself very well, and given good attendance, whereby he is much esteemed here. Writes more at length of other affairs to the Legate. Poissy, 30 May.
1525 – Wolsey proclaimed the King’s pardon for the rebels involved in the Amicable Grant Rebellion.
1529 - The Court at Blackfriars opened
Receipt by Stephen Gardiner and Peter Vannes of 3,000 g. cr. of the sun from Ansaldo de Grimaldis, merchant of Genoa, for the King's service, on letters of credit from D. Jo. Joachin sent from Venice; of which sum Gardiner received 1,500 cr., and 1,500 cr. were retained by Vannes partly on account and partly to despatch bulls. 30 May 1529.
1530-Croke to Henry VIII
In addition to the number mentioned in his last letters, has obtained the signatures of 18 doctors to the assertion of the conclusion, which he encloses with their names. Sends also extracts from the bishop of Worcester's letters, showing the advice received from him at different times in the King's name. Has not followed it altogether, for fear of rumor. Has treated of the King's causes only with father Franciscus Georgius, Joannes Franciscus Marinus, Thomas Omnibonus, and Simon Ardeus, otherwise called Simonetus, whose letters to the King he gave to the bishop of London on 15 May. Has been present, though unknown, when many doctors signed, and saw that only fear of the Pope prevented many from speaking and writing according to their learning and conscience. Doubted the Pope's granting open licence to speak freely, from his fear of the Emperor; and therefore asked the bishop of London to cause Ghinucci to tell the friars that the Pope wished every man to write and speak freely, if any question was put to them concerning matrimony in the behalf of the king of England, and that he should write that he had spoken with the Pope and perfectly knew his mind. If he did this, and leave was obtained from the Senate, would have no doubt of obtaining most of Italy, for the auditor Cameræ Apostolicæ is held in high estimation. Padua, 30 May.
1533 - Anne Boleyn begins her procession from the Tower to Whitehall Palace for her coronation
1536 - Marriage of King Henry VIII and Jane Seymour
1555 - Burnings of Protestant martyrs John Cardmaker and John Warne at Smithfield.
1574 - Death of Charles IX, King of France
1574 – Henry III becomes King of France.
1582 - Executions of Jesuit priest Thomas Cottam at Tyburn.
1588 – The last ship of the Spanish Armada sets sail from Lisbon heading for the English Channel.
1593 - Death of Christopher Marlowe, playwright and poet. He was stabbed to death at a house in Deptford Strand, near London.