Today in Tudor History...
15 August 1369 – Death of Philippa of Hainault
1430 – Francesco Sforza, lord of Milan, conquers Lucca.
1483 – Pope Sixtus IV consecrates the Sistine Chapel.
1550 - Due to religious policies, London was greatly divided on whether or not to celebrate this Assumption Day
1551 - Robert Dudley, the future Earl of Leicester, and his friend Barnaby Fitzpatrick, 2nd Baron Upper Ossory, were appointed as gentlemen of Edward VI’s privy chamber.
1599 – Nine Years' War: Battle of Curlew Pass – Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
16 August 1401 – Birth of Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut
1445 – Death of Margaret Stewart, Dauphine of France,child of King James I of Scotland and Queen Joan Beaufort.
1513 – Battle of Guinegate (Battle of the Spurs) – King Henry VIII of England and his Imperial allies defeat French Forces who are then forced to retreat.
The Battle of Guinegate or Battle of the Spurs took place on 16 August 1513. As part of the Holy League, during the ongoing Italian Wars, English and Imperial troops under Henry VIII and Maximilian I surprised and routed a body of French cavalry under Jacques de La Palice. Henry and Maximilian were besieging the town of Thérouanne in Artois (now Pas-de-Calais). Henry's camp was at Guinegate, now called Enguinegatte. After Thérouanne fell, Henry VIII besieged and took Tournai.
1549-Death of Sir Christopher More,son of John More, a London fishmonger, and his wife, Elizabeth. He was active in local administration in Sussex and Surrey, and from 1505 until his death held office in the Exchequer, rising in 1542 to the post of King's Remembrancer. His sister, Alice More, was the fourth wife of Sir John More, father of Sir Thomas More
1573 – Birth of Anne of Austria, Queen of Poland
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