Today in Tudor History...
07 October 1471 – Birth of Frederick I of Denmark
1513 – Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.
1555 – Death of Louis of Praet.He was a nobleman from the Low Countries and an important diplomat and statesman under the Emperor Charles V.
1573 – Birth of William Laud, English archbishop
1576 –Birth of John Marston, English poet and playwright
1577 – Death of George Gascoigne, English soldier, courtier, and poet
08 October 1515 – Birth of Margaret Douglas, she was the daughter of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, and Margaret Tudor, Queen Dowager of Scotland. In her youth she was high in the favour of her uncle, King Henry VIII, but twice incurred the King's anger, first for her unauthorised engagement to Lord Thomas Howard, who died in the Tower of London in 1537 because of his misalliance with her, and again in 1540 for an affair with Thomas Howard's nephew Sir Charles Howard, the brother of Queen consort Catherine Howard. On 6 July 1544, she married Matthew Stuart, 4th Earl of Lennox, one of Scotland's leading noblemen. Her son Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, married Mary, Queen of Scots and was the father of James VI of Scotland
1549 – Edward Seymour was proclaimed a traitor by the King’s privy council
1573 – End of the Spanish siege of Alkmaar, the first Dutch victory in Eighty Years War.