Today in Tudor History...
13 July 1524-Margaret to Henry VIII
Received his letter the 12th July, and one from the Cardinal. Rejoices that the King now understands the good mind that has been ever on her part, "suppose that"her "unfriends" have given him to understand otherwise. Had written in her last, requiring help to put her son to freedom. Is glad to find that Norfolk is shortly to visit her. She is but a woman, and cannot do without friends. Protests against receiving into favor Angus, notwithstanding he professes to be so friendly to both countries. He has never written to desire it. Begs she may not be separated from her son. She has broken many lords from the duke of Albany, that her son may rule. The return of Angus will create great jealousies, and destroy her authority. His interest is inferior to her son's. Angus will not be heard in his endeavors for peace so well as she. Stirling, 13 July. Signed: "Your humbyl systar, Margaret R."
1527 – Birth of John Dee, English-Welsh mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer
1530- THE DIVORCE.
The Spiritual and Temporal Lords of England to pope Clement VII., praying him to consent to the King's desires, and pointing out the evils which arise from delaying the divorce.
The following signatures are added in thirteen separate columns, one or more columns being devoted to each different grade of the nobility.
Archiepiscopi: T. Cardinalis Ebor. Willelmus Cantuar.—Duces: Tho. Norffolk. Charlys Suffolk.—Marchiones: T. Dorssett. H. Exetar.—Comites: William Arundell. John Oxynforde. H. Northumbreland. Rauf Westmoreland. G. Shrouesbury. Henry Essex. E. Derby. H. Worcester. Thomas Rutland. Henry Comberland. Robert Sussex. G. Huntyngton. G. of Kyldare.—Episcopi: Robert Cicestrens. Johannes Karliolens. Johannes Lincolniens. Richardus Menevensis.—Barones: Henr. Mountague. George Rocheford. Wylliem Weston. G. Bergevenny. John Audelay. Herre Scrope. Thomas Dacre. Thomas La Warre. William Dacre. Tho. Barkley. Harry Morley. George Cobham. Rychard Latymer. Edar Stourton. John Fetzwareyn. John Berners. Jhon Lumley. W. Mountjoy. Cristofer Conyers. Herry Daubeny. T. Darcy. T. Montegle. Wylliem Sandys. John Husey. Andrew Wyndesor. Thomas Wentworth. Thomas Burgh.—Abbates: John abbot of Westminster. Johannes abbas de Bury S. Edmundi. Rich. abbas de Glaston. Willelmus abbas de Gloucester. Thomas abbas de Abendon. Hugh abbot of Reading. Edmund abbot of York. John abbot of Peterburgh. Johannes abbas de Ramsey. Johannes abbas de Croyland. Ro.(?) abbas de Thorney. Robertus abbas de Selby. Willelmus abbas de Bardney. Willel- mus abbas S. Benedicti de Hulmo. Thomas abbas S. Johannis juxta Colcester. Johannes abbas de Hyde. Clement abbot of Evesham. Ric. abbot of Malmesbury. Rycharde abbot of Winchelcombe. Robertus abbas S. Crucis de Waltham. John abbot of Circeter. Henry abbot of Teuxbury.—Milites et Doctores in Parlamento: William Fitz-William. Henry Guldeford. Stephen Gardiner. John Gage. William Kyngston. Brian Tuke. R. Sacheverell. Rich. Sampson. Edw. Lee. Rich. Wolman. Jo. Bennet
1551 – Death of John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat
1590 –Birth of Pope Clement X
1612 - Death of Edward Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp, eldest son of Edward
Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford, and Lady Katherine Grey
Edward Seymour and his mother Catherine Grey