Battle of Solway Moss 1542

James V of Scotland

Background In 1502 James IV of Scotland had forged a peace treaty with England and married Henry VII’s daughter Margaret. King Henry VII died in April 1509 and his son became King Henry VIII. Eager … Read more

Lambert Simnel 1477 – 1534

Lambert Simnel, Pretender to the throne

Early Years Lambert Simnel was born around 1477. It is thought that his father was either an organ maker, a joiner or a baker. Lambert was educated by Richard Symonds, a priest from Oxford. Symonds … Read more