This Day in History: 25 June

1529 - Katherine of Aragon was found in contempt of the court of Blackfriars for not attending                 Famous Births 25 June: 1242 - Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny (d. 1275) 1328 - William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (d. 1397) 1373 - Joanna II, Queen of Naples (1414-35) Famous Deaths, 25 June: 1483 - Edward V, king of England (Apr 9-Jun 25, [More]

This Day in History: 23 June

1433 - Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488) born on this day 1509 - Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon leave the Tower of London for their coronation at Westminster Abbey 1532 - Henry Vlll of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against Emperor Charles V                   1661 - Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina [More]

This Day in History: 20 June

1557 - Paul IV named William Peto to replace Reginald Pole in England, but Mary refused to allow Pole to return to Rome or Peto to become legate. Reginald Pole was of the strong Plantagenet family - of the House of York.  His mother was Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury. Margaret was the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence and Isabel (Neville), Duchess of Clarence. She was also niece to King Edward lV and Richard lll. (More info to come on Margaret) 1837 [More]