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On This Day in November
 
A selection of events either directly or indirectly connected with the Tower which have happened during the month of November
 
The Gunpowder Plot
The Gunpowder Plot
1605 5th Nov The Catholic 'Gunpowder Plot' to assassinate James I is discovered and Guy Fawkes is arrested http://www.gunpowder-plot.org/
William of Orange - monarch
1688 5th Nov William of Orange lands a 12,000-strong army at Torbay to claim the British throne from James II http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/william_iii_of_orange
William of Orange - monarch
John Balliol
John Balliol
17th Nov 1292 Edward I of England makes John Balliol king of Scotland, marking the start of increased English control http://www.britroyals.com/scots.asp?id=johnballiol
Eleanor of Castile
28th Nov 1290 Edward I's wife, Eleanor of Castile, dies. Crosses are erected where her body rests on the way to London http://www.medievalqueens.com/queen-eleanor-of-castile.htm
Eleanor of Castile
Cardinal Wolsey
Cardinal Wolsey
4th November 1529 - Cardinal Thomas Wolsey is arrested for High Treason, and was taken from his home in Yorkshire to the Tower, however, the Cardinal was never to see the Tower as he fell ill on the journey and died at Leicester Abbey. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/wolseybio.htm
Queen Catherine Howard
9th November 1541 - Queen Catharine Howard, King Henry VIII’s fifth wife is confined to her rooms and later taken to Syon House where she stayed until being taken to the Tower in February 1542, where she was beheaded. http://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/howard.html
Queen Catherine Howard
King Edward III
King Edward III
13th November 1312 –King Edward III is born http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/edward_iii_king.shtml
King Edward V
3rd November 1470 - Edward V, King of England , one of the ‘young princes’ held in the Tower by their Uncle, King Richard III, is born. http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/kingsandqueensofengland/theyorkists/edwardvdeposed.aspx
King Edward V
Robert Catesby
Robert Catesby
8th November 1605 - Robert Catesby, English conspirator in the Gun Powder Plot, was killed. He and fellow conspirators,Thomas Percy and Christopher and John Wright had fled London to Holbeche House in Staffordshire when the plot was discovered. On November 8th, the manor house was surrounded by the Sheriff of Worcester and his troops. The conspirators refused to surrender and a gunfight broke out during which Robert Catesby and his fellow conspirators were shot dead. http://www.gunpowder-plot.org/catesby.asp
King Henry III
16th November 1271 – King Henry III dies http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=henry3
King Henry III
Henry Stafford Earl of Buckinghamshire
Henry Stafford Earl of Buckinghamshire
2nd November 1483 - Henry Stafford, Earl of Buckingham and Constable of England, was beheaded in Salisbury for Treason. His eldest son, Edward, suffered the same fate on 17th May 1521, he was beheaded on Tower Hill after a short spell as a prisoner in the Tower of London held on charges of treason. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/henrystafford.htm