Today in Tudor History...
30 October 1485 – Coronation of King Henry VII
31 October 1491 – Prince Henry (the future Henry VIII) was created Duke of York
1517 – Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
1537-Death of Lord Thomas Howard,courtier,he was a younger son of Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk by his second marriage to Agnes Tilney.He is chiefly known for his affair with Lady Margaret Douglas , the daughter of Henry VIII's sister, Margaret Tudor, for which he was imprisoned in the Tower, where he died on 31 October 1537. The affair is immortalized in verses by his nephew, the poet Earl of Surrey.
1 November 1456 – Death of Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond.He was the father of Henry VII
1530-Cardinal Wolsey was arrested
2 November 1470-Birth of Edward V, son of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville.Edward V was King of England from his father Edward IV's death on 9 April 1483 until 26 June of the same year. He was never crowned, and his 86-day reign was dominated by the influence of his uncle and Lord Protector, Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who succeeded him as Richard III on 26 June 1483
1475 – Birth of Anne of York, Lady Howard,fifth daughter of Edward IV of England and Elizabeth Woodville
1483 – Death of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, English politician, Lord High Constable of England
He played a major role in King Richard III's rise and fall.He is also one of the primary suspects in the disappearance (and presumed murder) of the Princes in the Tower. Buckingham was related to the royal family of England in many different ways, but his connections were all through daughters of younger sons. His chances of inheriting the throne would have seemed remote, but he played the role of a 'kingmaker' for Richard III and, unsuccessfully, for Henry VII.
1541 – Thomas Cranmer left a letter for Henry VIII detailing Catherine Howard’s past
3 November 1428-Death of Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, 6th and 3rd Baron Montacute, 5th Baron Monthermer, and Count of Perche,he was an English nobleman and one of the most important English commanders during the Hundred Years' War.
1492 – Peace of Etaples between Henry VII and Charles VIII.
The Peace of Etaples was signed in Étaples (northern France) between the kings Charles VIII Valois of France and Henry VII Tudor of England on 3 November 1492.The treaty served to end an English invasion of France launched in order to stop France's support for the pretender Perkin Warbeck. By this treaty, France agreed to expel Warbeck and pay England an indemnity of £159,000. The treaty was ratified in December.The terms of the treaty included the English accepting French control of Brittany, the French withdrawing their support for Warbeck and a war indemnity of 742,000 crowns, payable at 50,000 crowns per annum. This increased Henry VII's income by at least half.The treaty could be interpreted as a spectacular success, an English military incursion had forced the French to sue for peace, presenting it as 'the English are great again'. French abandonment of support for Warbeck removed one of Henry VII's key enemies. On the other hand, Henry VII had abandoned the Bretons and went back on the Treaty of Redon. However, this had already happened in 1491, and the benefits seemed to outweigh the costs. He did this whilst maintaining the Treaty of Medina del Campo (1489) with Spain.After 1492 a rapprochement between England and France occurred. This improvement continued until the end of Henry VII's reign.
1541- Queen Catherine Howard was confined in London Tower.
4 November 1448 – Birth of Alfonso II of Naples
1501 – Catherine of Aragon meet her future husband Arthur Tudor and his father for the first time at Dogsmersfield Palace in Hampshire