My life at the Tower of London
On This Day in March
A selection of events either directly or indirectly connected with the Tower which have happened during the month of March
5th March 1496 - English king Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) to explore
Peter Wentworth - prisoner
1st March 1587 - English parliament leader Peter Wentworth confined in London Tower
10th March 1629 Charles I begins 11 years of personal rule - the 'Eleven Years Tyranny' - by dissolving parliament http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/charles_i.htm
Queen Elizabeth I
24th March 1603 Elizabeth I dies and is succeeded by James VI of Scotland, unifying the English and Scottish crowns http://tudorstuff.wordpress.com/2009/11/03/the-death-of-queen-elizabeth-i/
12th March 1556 The first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, is burned at the stake for heresy http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/cranmerbio.htm
King Henry VIII
7th March 1530 - King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/reformation.htm
King Henry VIII
18th March 1532 - English parliament bans payments by English church to Rome http://www.historyonthenet.com/Chronology/timelinebreakrome.htm
Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr
1st March 1244 - Gruffydd ap Llywelyn Fawr, son of Llywelyn the Great, died whilst attempting to escape from his imprisonment in the White Tower, in the Tower of London. http://www.princesofgwynedd.com/characters-gruffydd-ap-llewelyn.html
King Henry VIII - Divorce request
March 7th 1530 - King Henry VIII's divorce request is denied by the Pope. Henry then declares that he, not the Pope, is supreme head of England's church
Margaret - Countess of Douglas
March 7th 1578 - Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox dies.
8th March 1702 - Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III. Even though she has many children none of the survive to adulthood making Anne the last of the Stuarts to reign in England and Scotland.
Thomas Howard - Duke of Norfolk
10th March 1538 - Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk is born. He would be executed in 1572 for treason.
1672 Act of Indulgence
15th March 1672 King Charles II enacts Declaration of Indulgence.
Thomas Cranmer Burned at the Stake
21st March 1556 The first Protestant archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, is burned at the stake for heresy
Personal Rule Charles I
10th March 1629 Charles I begins 11 years of personal rule - the 'Eleven Years Tyranny' - by dissolving parliament.
Sir Walter Raleigh
17th March 1616 - Walter Raleigh released from his second stay as a prisoner in the Tower of London. His second stay had lasted for nearly 14 years, during which time he had his family living with him in the Bloody Tower and wrote a book entitled ‘History of the World’. His release was so that he could mount an expedition and sail to Guianna, South America, to find the famed gold of El Dorado.
King Henry IV
20th March 1413 - King Henry IV of England dies at 45
King Henry V
21st March 1413 - Henry V becomes King of England.
Cardinal Reginald Pole
22nd March 1556 - Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury. He was the son of Margaret Pole Countess of Salisbury who was executed because of his support for Queen Catherine of Aragon and against the divorce.
King James I
24th March 1603 – King James VI of Scotland also becomes King James I of England
Queen Elizabeth I
24th March 1603 - Elizabeth I , the ‘Virgin Queen’ dies at age 69
27th March 1599 - Robert Devereux becomes Lt and Governor General of Ireland – it would be his undoing and end in him leading a failed attempt at a revolution, his imprisonment in the Tower and his eventual execution.
King Edward I
30th March 1296 - Edward I (Edward Longshanks) sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during armed conflict between Scotland and England.