Today in Tudor History...
22 July 1210 – Birth of Joan of England, Queen of Scotland
1461 – Death of Charles VII of France
1478 –Birth of Philip I of Castile
1484 – Battle of Lochmaben Fair – A 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.
1499 – Battle of Dornach – The Swiss decisively defeat the Imperial army of Emperor Maximilian I.
1510 – Birth of Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence
1525-Death of Sir Richard Wingfield,an influential courtier and diplomat in the early years of the Tudor dynasty of England.
1535 – Birth of Catherine Stenbock, Swedish wife of Gustav I of Sweden
1536 - Death of Henry Fitzroy,1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset,son of King Henry VIII of England and his mistress Elizabeth Blount, and the only illegitimate offspring whom Henry acknowledged. He was the younger half-brother of Mary I, Elizabeth I and Edward VI. Through his mother he was the elder brother of Elizabeth Tailboys, 4th Baroness Tailboys of Kyme, George Tailboys, 2nd Baron Tailboys of Kyme and Robert Tailboys, 3rd Baron Tailboys of Kyme.
According to the chronicler Charles Wriothesley, Richmond became sickly some time before he died, although Richmond's biographer Beverley A. Murphy cites his documented public appearances and activities in April and May of that year, without exciting comment on his health, as evidence to the contrary.He was reported ill with "consumption" (usually identified as tuberculosis, but possibly another serious lung complaint) in early July, and died at St. James's Palace on 22 July 1536.
Norfolk gave orders that the body be wrapped in lead and taken in a closed cart for secret interment, but his servants put the body in a straw-filled wagon. The only mourners were two attendants who followed at a distance. The Duke's ornate tomb is in Framlingham Church, Suffolk. One of the houses at the local high school is named after him.
Decree by the King for the observance of Saints' days as follows:—The feast of St. Luke and St. Mark, Evangelists, occurring within the terms at Westminster, and the feast of St. Mary Magdalene falling within the time of harvest were, amongst other holydays, abrogated; but as these Saints are many times mentioned in Scripture, their feasts are henceforth to be kept. St. Mark's Day in divers parts of the realm used to be kept as a fasting day, as no other Saint's day is, but henceforth it is not to be so kept. By reason of the variable falling of Easter the feast of the Invention of the Cross, commonly called St. Elyn's Day, sometimes falls within Easter term, and is therefore not kept; it is henceforth abrogated whether it fall within or without the term. Likewise the Exaltation of the Cross in harvest or out of harvest shall not be kept. St. Laurence Day falling within harvest was abrogated, but as no mention was made of the fast upon the eve of St. Laurence, many people feel bound to keep it upon the eve; it is henceforth not to be kept. Childish superstitions are still used in divers places upon St. Nicholas, St. Catharine, St. Clement, Holy Innocents, and the like, children being apparelled to counterfeit priests, bishops and women, and so led, with songs and dances, from house to house, blessing the people and gathering money, and boys singing mass and preaching in the pulpit, rather to the derision than to any true glory of God. Henceforth such superstitions are forbidden.
1549 - Robert Kett and his fellow protests attack and occupy Norwich