Today in Tudor History...
06 August 1414 – Death of Ladislaus of Naples
1458 – Death of Pope Callixtus III
1504 – Birth of Matthew Parker, English archbishop
1514 - Marriage of Margaret Tudor and Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus
1544-Queen Catherine Parr to the Council with the King.
Has seen their letters of the 4th inst showing the King's health and success. By advice of the Council here Sir Robert Tirwhit is sent to London to despatch the ordnance mentioned in the said letters and also 2,000 spades, shovels and mattocks if they may be had. As it appears that only 13 hoys can be had for the lead, and they will only go to Lynne, Boston and Newcastle, and not thither without wafting, the Council will order crayers and ships for the purpose; but think some order should be taken, for their wafting, there where my lord Admiral is, and that it is better that it remain here than be sent forth without better wafters than can here be provided. Encloses certain letters which were sent to the Council upon a vain rumor of the landing of Frenchmen. Fearing that some seditious person had spread the rumor (for a landing of Frenchmen about Gloucester was unlikely), despatched to the justices of peace of the countries adjoining to stay the countries and enquire the truth; and received reply that all was well and the rumor supposed to arise by the departing of the navy from Bristoll for the conveyance of Lynoux, "which they judged to have departed thence as yesterday." Notifies this because such vain rumors fly fast, and this may have reached the King. The Prince and the rest of the King's children are well. Hampton Court, 6 Aug.
The Council of the North to the Council with the Queen.
As lately commanded by my lord Lieutenant in these parts, we send to the Queen (by John Broxhame, gent.), Sr de Bauldrell, Alexander the Italion and two other of the Scottish and French prisoners lately taken at Scardburgh, Yorks., by whom "we think most may be learned of their purpose into France. The Sr de Bauldrell, as we be informed by a surgeon, "is diseased in the head with the French poxe and also with another unhonest disease." The King's palace at York, 6 Aug.
1609 – Birth of Richard Bennett, English politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia
1623 – Death of Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare