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date: 21 Mar
The Execution of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer  -   March 21st 1556.     The first half of the sixteenth century saw a massive upheaval in the Church with the spread of Protestantism – the ideals of the German cleric Martin Luther. Nowhere was this more...
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  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • Religion
  • Tudor
date: 01 Nov
1st November 1512  -  Pope Julius II celebrated his first mass in the Sistine Chapel for four years on All Saints’ Day 1512 due to, what might be called in modern parlance, a “makeover”. The scaffolding was down and the ceiling was exposed for all...
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  • Art & Culture
  • Classical Art
  • Religion
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date: 19 Jul
19th July 1545  -   When Henry VIII came to the throne he inherited a smallish navy from his father, Henry VII, who had started the process of rebuilding. With a population of around 4 million and an agricultural policy that required the prosperous...
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  • 16th Century
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 28 May
28th May 1588  -  One of the most famous episodes in our history, taught to schoolchildren up and down the country, the Spanish Armada was a campaign to end the reign of Elizabeth I and Protestantism in England. 130 large ships sailed for these...
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  • 16th Century
  • Kings & Queens
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 06 Feb
February 1st 1587 Elizabeth I signed the death warrant of Mary, Queen of Scots With a heavy heart Elizabeth I signed the death warrant of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, on February 1st 1587. After the Babington Plot to assassinate her, in which...
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  • Biography
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