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Friday, April 29, 2016

Francis II and Mary, Queen of Scots

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

The Anne Boleyn Files's photo.
The Anne Boleyn Files (source)

Picture: Francis II and Mary, Queen of Scots, from Catherine de' Medici' book of hours.
On this day in history, 24th April...
1536 – Commissions of oyer and terminer set up by Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor.
1545 – Baptism of Henry Wriothesley, 2nd Earl of Southampton, at St Andrews, Holborn. He was the son of Thomas Wriothesley, 1st Earl of Southampton and 1st Baron Wriothesley, Henry VIII's Lord Chancellor.
1549 – Death of Ralph Neville, 4th Earl of Westmorland, English peer, soldier and Privy Councillor. He was buried at Staindrop in County Durham. Neville was one of the peers who sat in judgement on Anne Boleyn in May 1536 and served Henry VIII as a soldier in the North of England and borders, and Edward VI in Scotland.
1551 – Execution of Dutchman George van Parris, surgeon and religious radical at Smithfield. He was burned at the stake for Arianism (denying the divinity of Christ).
1555 – Burning of George Marsh, Protestant martyr, former curate at All Hallows Church, London and a preacher in Lancashire, at Spital Boughton outside the walls of Chester. He had refused the offer of a royal pardon if he would recant his Protestant faith. His ashes were buried in the St Giles cemetery.
1558 - Mary, Queen of Scots married Francis, the Dauphin of France, at Notre Dame in Paris. Mary was fifteen, and Francis was fourteen. Francis became King Consort of Scotland at the marriage and then he became King of France, and Mary Queen Consort of France on the death of his father, Henry II, in July 1559. Unfortunately, Francis’s reign only lasted 17 months, because he died in December 1560 from an abscess in the brain caused by an ear infection.
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