Today in Tudor History...
19 July 1415 – Death of Philippa of Lancaster
1543-Death of Mary Boleyn
She was the sister of Anne Boleyn and a member of the Boleyn family, which enjoyed considerable influence during the reign of King Henry VIII of England. Some historians claim she was Anne's younger sister, but her children believed Mary was the elder, as do most historians today.
Mary was one of the mistresses of Henry VIII, from a period of roughly 1521 to 1526. It has been rumoured that she bore two of the king's children, though Henry did not acknowledge either of them as he had done with Henry FitzRoy, his son by Bessie Blount. Mary was also rumoured to have been a mistress of Henry VIII's rival, King Francis I of France, for some period between 1515 and 1519.She was the maternal aunt of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
Mary Boleyn was married twice: in 1520 to William Carey, and secretly in 1534, the year after sister Anne married the king, to William Stafford, a soldier of good family but few prospects. This secret marriage to a man considered beneath her station angered both Henry VIII and her sister, Queen Anne, and resulted in Mary's banishment from the royal court; she spent the remainder of her life in obscurity, dying seven years after sister Anne's execution.
1545 – The Tudor warship Mary Rose sinks off Portsmouth; in 1982 the wreck is salvaged in one of the most complex and expensive projects in the history of maritime archaeology.
1551 - Marriage arranged between Henry II of France's daughter Elizabeth and Edward VI
1553 – Lady Jane Grey is replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days on the throne.
1584 - Death of Robert Dudley, Baron Denbigh, son of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Lettice Knollys
1596 - Death of Sir Francis Knollys
He was a courtier in the service of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Elizabeth I, and was a member of parliament for a number of constituencies.