Today in Tudor History...
9 July 1540 – Henry VIII’s marriage to Anne of Cleves was declared null and void.
1551 - English currency is further debased
1553 - Bishop Ridley announced at the pulpit that Mary and Elizabeth were bastards,Mary wrote to the privy council stating her claim to the throne and demanding their allegiance.
1577-Birth of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English politician
1578 –Birth of Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor
10 July 1527-Thomas More travels with Cardinal Wolsey to France to ratify the new treaty with the French king.
1553 - Jane Grey declared queen of England
1559 - Henry II died from a jousting accident; Francis II and Mary, Queen of Scots become King and Queen of France
The Queen Elizabeth I to the French King.
True friendship makes all occurrences common among friends, as she feels at the present time. Since the amity lately concluded, she has taken much interest in the matter of his "triumphs," so now she experiences great sorrow on hearing of his wound. She praises God that the danger is so trifling. Anxious to have fuller intelligence she sends the present bearer, Charles Haward, with her most affectionate recommendations, for whom she asks credence.—Greenwich, 10 July 1559
1584 - Execution of Francis Throckmorton, he was a conspirator against Queen Elizabeth I of England in the Throckmorton Plot. He was the son of Sir John Throckmorton, the seventh out of eight sons of Sir George Throckmorton of Coughton Court. He was a nephew of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, one of Elizabeth's diplomats, who had held the post of Chief Justice of Chester but was removed in 1579, a year before his death. His paternal grandmother, Hon. Katherine Vaux, daughter of Nicholas Vaux, 1st Baron Vaux of Harrowden, was the paternal aunt of Catherine Parr.