Today in Tudor History...
18 August 1430 – Death of Thomas de Ros, 8th Baron de Ros
1487 – The Siege of Málaga ends with the taking of the city by Castilian and Aragonese forces.
1503 – Death of Pope Alexander VI
1514-Consummation of the marriage by proxy between the Princess Mary and Louis XII.
Last Sunday the marriage was concluded per verba de prœaesenti. The bride undressed and went to bed in the presence of many witnesses. The Marquis of Rothelin, in his doublet, with a pair of red hose, but with one leg naked from the middle of the thigh downwards, went into bed, and touched the Princess with his naked leg. The marriage was then declared consummated. The King of England made great rejoicing, and we at Abbeville did the same. 18 Aug. 1514.
1528-Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn
Has got her a lodging by my lord Cardinal's means, such as could not have been found hereabouts "for all causes," as the bearer will explain. Nothing more can be done in our other affairs, nor can all dangers be better provided against, so that I trust it will be hereafter to both our comforts; but I defer particulars, which would be too long to write, and not fit to trust to a messenger till your repair hither. I trust it will not be long "to-fore" I have caused my lord your father to make his provisions with speed.
1559 – Death of Pope Paul IV
1562 - Death of John Mordaunt, 1st Baron Mordaunt of Turvey, politician, peer and member of Henry VIII’s council.
1572 – Marriage of King Henry III of Navarre and Margaret of Valois
1579 – Birth of Countess Charlotte Flandrina of Nassau
1596 – Birth of Jean Bolland, Flemish priest and hagiographer
1605 – Birth of Henry Hammond, English churchman
1606 – Birth of Maria Anna of Spain