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November 14, 1501–Arthur Tudor Marries Katherine of Aragon

My first great love of history, literature, and kings/queens/dukes/duchesses/etc. was sparked by Philippa Gregory’s The Other Boleyn Girl. I think 2009 was the first year I read that book, and it changed everything about how I saw the 1500s and history I probably should have known all along. Her amazing book led me to read… Continue reading November 14, 1501–Arthur Tudor Marries Katherine of Aragon

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November 4, 1529 – Cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested

Thomas Wolsey 1473 – 1529 Held the titles Cardinal-Archbishop of York and Lord Chacellor. Wolsey was chief minister for King Henry VIII, was not respected by Parliament, and did not use them to help him govern. During his time and Chancellor 1515 – 1529 he summoned Parliament one time. He maintained good standings and favor… Continue reading November 4, 1529 – Cardinal Thomas Wolsey arrested