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Let’s Make a Date

 

Do you share a birthday or anniversary with a member of the Tudor clan? (I do! Mary Queen of Scots and I were both born on 8 December.) Check the lists below to find out if you have more in common with the monarchs and their gang that you’d thought …

Tudor monarchs

  • Henry VII — 28 January
  • Henry VIII — 28 June
  • Edward VI — 12 October
  • Lady Jane Grey — sometime in October
  • Mary I — 18 February
  • Elizabeth I — 7 September

Other figures

  • Mary Tudor (Henry VIII’s sister) — 18 March
  • Margaret Tudor (Henry VIII’s sister) — 29 November
  • Arthur Tudor (Henry’s older brother) — September 20
  • Mary Queen of Scots — 8 December
  • Catherine of Aragon — 16 December
  • Anne Boleyn — birthday unknown
  • Jane Seymour — birthday unknown
  • Anne of Cleves — 22 September
  • Katherine Howard — birthday unknown
  • Catherine Parr — 11 November
  • Thomas More — 7 February
  • Henry Fitzroy (Henry VIII’s bastard son) — 15 June
  • Thomas Cranmer — 2 July
  • Phillip II — 21 May
  • William Cecil, Lord Burghley — 13 September

Anniversaries

  • Henry VII and Elizabeth of York — 18 January
  • Arthur Tudor and Catherine of Aragon — 14 November
  • Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon — 11 June
  • Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn — 25 January
  • Henry VIII and Jane Seymour — 30 May
  • Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves — 6 January
  • Henry VIII and Katherine Howard — 28 July
  • Henry VIII and Catherine Parr — 12 July
  • Mary Tudor and Louis VII of France — 9 October
  • Mary Tudor and Charles Brandon — 13 May
  • Margaret Tudor and James IV of Scotland — 8 August 
  • Mary I and Phillip II — 25 July
  • Mary Queen of Scots and the Dauphin Francis of France — 24 April
  • Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley — 29 July
  • Lady Jane Grey and Guilford Dudley — 21 May
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2 Comments

  Amber wrote @

I’m closest to Henry Fitzroy’s birthday…his is 15 June and mine is 10 June! 🙂

  Roanna wrote @

Just two days shy of sharing a b-day with Thomas More.


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