The Tudor Minute

With the Tudor Minute you get daily bites of live from 16th century England. Created by the Renaissance English History Podcast, one of the longest running indie history podcasts, these bite size snippets provide a quick dose of Tudor any time of the day.

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November 20: RIP Sir Christopher Hatton

Updated 6 months ago.

Today in 1591 Sir Christopher Hatton died. He is remembered for being the Lord Chancellor of England, and he was a favorite of Elizabeth. He first caught Elizabeth’s attention in the early 1560’s - he was an excellent dancer, was personable, charming, and intelligent. He became a Gentleman of the Privy Chamber in 1564, and by 1572 he was appointed captain of the Yeoman of the Guard. He is said to have been a Roman Catholic in all but name, yet he treated religious questions in a moderate and tolerant way.