Today in Tudor History...
16 September 1345 –Death of John IV, Duke of Brittany
1380 –Death of Charles V of France
1386 – Birth of Henry V of England
1400 – Owain Glyndŵr is declared Prince of Wales by his followers.
1498 - Death of Tomas de Torquemada, inquisitor who burned 10,000 people.He was a Spanish Dominican friar and the first Grand Inquisitor in Spain's movement to restore Christianity among its populace in the late 15th century. He was one of the chief supporters of the Alhambra Decree, which expelled the Jews from Spain in 1492.
1528-Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn
"The reasonable request of your last letter, with the pleasure also that I take to know them true, causeth me to send you now these news. The Legate which we most desire arrived at Paris on Sunday or Monday last past, so that I trust by the next Monday to hear of his arrival at Calais, and then I trust within a while after to enjoy that which I have so longed for to God's pleasure and our both comfort. No more to you at this present, mine own darling, for lack of time, but that I would you were in mine arms or I in yours, for I think it long since I kissed you. Written after the killing of an hart, at 11 of the clock, minding with God's grace tomorrow mytely tymely to kill another, by the hand of him which I trust shortly shall be yours.—HENRY R."
From a letter of baron dal Borgho, of 16 Sept. 1530.
On requesting the king of England to assist for his part against the Turk, he replied he did not believe the Turk was going to do such serious mischief. Reports the complaints made by the King against the Pope, which he endeavored to answer, viz., of having revoked the legates, and committed the cause to the Rota,—of the inhibition "mandata in mano della regina;" and that unless the case were committed to the archbishop of Canterbury, or to the Church of England, he was determined to go on, for he knew his Holiness had promised the Emperor to give sentence in favor of the Queen. Proposed to the King that two judges be elected by him, and two by the Queen. The King was not satisfied with this, and on Borgho proposing that his Holiness should choose a fifth, the King said if it came to that, he would prefer the fifth to be elected by the French king, who was related to the Emperor, and a friend to himself, but he could not agree that the cause should be judged out of the kingdom. This discussion was prolonged almost until night, and they were beginning to talk about other matters, when the King desired him to speak with the duke of Norfolk and Dr. Steven. On doing so, the Duke professed himself devoted to the Holy See; but said that where the King had distinctly declared his will for one thing more than another, he must support his Majesty, and that the King would never consent that the cause should be judged outside the kingdom. The King afterwards told him the same, and said he had prorogued the diet that was to take place in England on the 2nd October for 20 days longer, during which, if no answer came, he would act for himself.
On the subject of the Florentines he said he had already written in their favor. He does not wish to have an English cardinal, but recommends the Auditor and Casale. The writer thinks his Holiness should not desist from proceeding in the cause, if the King should promise not to proceed without him. The duke of Norfolk, though he did not say it in the name of the King, said he would lay his life upon it, that his Majesty would not proceed if nothing was done at Rome. "Et che questo sia secretissimo che forse si potria fare una suspension perpetuamente con disdetto de uno anno o sei mesi innanzi quum una parte non volesse stare a la suspensione." The King did not approve of the matter being remitted to the General Council. He will endeavor to arrange an interview of the King and the Emperor, and get the former to agree that the cause be committed to the Rota. He hears the King has asked that the duke of Orleans should go into Flanders under color of matrimony
1539 – Birth of Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex.From 1573 until his death he fought in Ireland in connection with the Plantation of Ulster, where he ordered the massacre of Rathlin Island. He was the father of Elizabeth I's favourite of her later years, Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex.His wife was Lettice Knollys: a grandniece of Anne Boleyn and close to Elizabeth I since childhood,she married Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
1541 - Henry VIII arrived in York for a meeting with James V of Scotland, his nephew
1542 - Execution of Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru
1574-Death of Sir Robert Catlyn,judge and Chief Justice of the Queen’s Bench.
1575 - King Johan Casimir of Palts promises military aid to hugenots
1597 - French troops chase away Albrecht of Austria
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