Today in Tudor History...
26 June 1409 – Western Schism: The Roman Catholic church is led into a double schism as Petros Philargos is crowned Pope Alexander V after the Council of Pisa, joining Pope Gregory XII in Rome and Pope Benedict XII in Avignon.
The Western Schism or Papal Schism was a split within the Catholic Church from 1378 to 1418. Several men simultaneously claimed to be the true pope. Driven by politics rather than any theological disagreement, the schism was ended by the Council of Constance (1414–1418). The rival claims to the papal chair hurt the reputation of the office. The Western Schism is sometimes called the Great Schism, although this term is also applied to the East–West Schism of 1054.
1483 - Parliament declared Edward V and Richard Duke of York illegitimate and their uncle and Protector, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, was declared King Richard III
1535 – A special commission is established to hear the case of Thomas More
1575 – Birth of Anne Catherine of Brandenburg.She was queen-consort of Denmark and Norway from 1597 to 1612 as the first spouse of King Christian IV of Denmark.
1654 -John Wiloughby was imprisoned in the Tower of London for sending a challenge to Sir William Famer. Wiloughby was to be held in the Tower until he apologised