Today in Tudor History...
16 January 1409 –Birth of René of Anjou.He was the father of Margaret of Anjou, Queen Consort of England
1412 – The Medici family is appointed official banker of the Papacy.
1486 – The Bishop of Imola authorised the marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
1492 – The first grammar of the Spanish language is presented to Queen Isabella
1493 - Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his first trip
1501 –Birth of Anthony Denny, English politician.He was a confidant of Henry VIII of England. Denny was the most prominent member of the Privy chamber in Henry's last years having, together with his brother-in-law John Gates, charge of the "dry stamp" of Henry's signature, and attended Henry on his deathbed. He also served as Groom of the Stool. He was a member of the reformist circle that offset the conservative religious influence of Bishop Gardiner. He was a wealthy man, having acquired manors and former religious sites through the Court of augmentations.By 1548 he was keeper of Westminster Palace
1549 – Thomas Seymour allegedly attempted to kidnap Edward VI
1556 – Philip II becomes King of Spain.
1558 – Death of Thomas Alsop, chief apothecary to Henry VIII
1572 – Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England.