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Tudor Minute January 14: A Coronation and a Love Story

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for January 14.

Today in 1559 Elizabeth I left the Tower for Westminster where she would be crowned Queen in a litter covered with cloth of gold. An apocryphal story is that as she passed the Tower Menagerie, she praised God that he had delivered her from the lion’s den as he had also delivered Daniel. Along the way she was met with five pageants extolling her lineage, and Tudor inheritance, and her role as the keeper of the true religion in England.

Another important event that happened today was half a century earlier when Charles Brandon was sent to France to collect Henry VIII’s sister Mary, who was the Dowager Queen of France. Of course this would go down in history when Charles and Mary got married in secret, one of the most memorable and romantic scandals of the Tudor period.

That’s your Tudor Minute for today. Remember you can dive deeper into life in 16th century England through the Renaissance English History Podcast at englandcast.com.

Episode Link: Tony Riches on Charles Brandon