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On This Day in October
 
A selection of events either directly or indirectly connected with the Tower which have happened during the month of October
 
Translation of the Bible into English
Translation of the Bible into English
4th 1535 The first English translation of the entire bible is printed, with translations by Tyndale and Coverdale. http://www.greatsite.com/timeline-english-bible-history/
Pope Leo X
11th Oct 1521 Pope Leo X grants Henry VIII the title 'Defender of the Faith' for a tract defending Catholicism. http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/leo10.htm
Pope Leo X
Battle of Hastings
Battle of Hastings
14th Oct 1066 William, Duke of Normandy, defeats and kills Harold II at the Battle of Hastings. http://www.britishbattles.com/norman-conquest/battle-hastings.htm
Battle of Agincourt
25th Oct 1415 Henry V's outnumbered English army defeats the 'flower of French chivalry' at the Battle of Agincourt http://www.britishbattles.com/100-years-war/agincourt.htm
Battle of Agincourt
Sir Walther Raleigh - prisoner
Sir Walther Raleigh - prisoner
29th Oct 1618 29 Oct Sir Walter Raleigh is executed for treason under a sentence which had been passed 15 years earlier http://www.biography.com/people/walter-raleigh-9450901
King David II of Scotland
17th October 1346 - Battle of Neville's Cross: King David II of Scotland is captured by Edward III at Calais, and imprisoned in the Tower of London for the next eleven years. http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/scottish%20monarchs(400ad-1603)/thebruces/davidii.aspx
King David II of Scotland
King Henry VI
King Henry VI
30th October 1470 - King Henry VI returns to the English throne after Earl of Warwick defeats Yorkists in battle. http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/kingsandqueensofengland/thelancastrians/henryvideposed.aspx
King John
19th October 1216 - King John dies at 49 http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/king_john.htm
King John
King Henry VII
King Henry VII
30th October 1485 - Henry VII is crowned King of England at Westminster Abbey, London http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/KingsandQueensofEngland/TheTudors/HenryVII.aspx
Queen Jane Seymour
24th October 1537 - Jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII, and only wife to give him a living male heir, dies http://tudorhistory.org/seymour/
Queen Jane Seymour
Queen Anne of Cleves
Queen Anne of Cleves
4th October 1539 King Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves http://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/cleves.html
King John
12th October 1216 King John loses the Crown Jewels in The Wash whilst fleeing the Barons. Only a few of the original artefacts remain within the Jewel House. Most of the Crown Jewels which are on display in the Jewel House are the third set of Crown Jewels, King John lost the first set, Oliver Cromwell had the second set melted down and the set you now see was commissioned by King Charles II on his reinstatement to the throne in 1660. http://www.britroyals.com/kings.asp?id=john
King John
Mary Stuart - Queen of Scots
Mary Stuart - Queen of Scots
5th October 1568 the trial of Mary Stuart – Mary Queen of Scots, begins in York. http://www.marie-stuart.co.uk/
Act of Supremacy
30th October 1534 Parliament passes the Act of Supremacy making King Henry VIII the head of the English Church thus breaking England’s ties to the Catholic Church and the Pope. http://tudorhistory.org/primary/supremacy.html
Act of Supremacy
Thomas Wyatt
Thomas Wyatt
6th October 1542 Thomas Wyatt, the English Poet and a lover of Anne Boleyn, dies. http://www.luminarium.org/renlit/wyattbio.htm
Thomas Howard - Duke of Norfolk
1st October 1569 Duke of Norfolk arrested http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/418139/Thomas-Howard-4th-duke-of-Norfolk
Thomas Howard - Duke of Norfolk
Bowling in the Palaces
Bowling in the Palaces
15th October 1520 King Henry VIII orders bowling lanes at Whitehall
http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/HenryMagnificent