Establishment of Chatham Dockyard. Battle against the Spanish Armada. Industry includes textiles and iron production.
On St. Valentine’s day 1551 a grizzly site was found in the grounds of Faversham abbey - the landowner Thomas Arden lay dead in the snow, his wife’s affair with the tailor Mosby having taken a murderous turn.
The 'Holy Maid of Kent', Elizabeth Barton, prophesized that Henry VIII would die if he were to marry Anne Boleyn.
Playwright, author and courtier, John Lyly was a Kentishman famed for his euphuistic writing.
In 1588 concerns about the Spanish Armada approaching London via the Kent coast caused the Crown to invest in fortifications at Queenborough Castle and Minster.
With invasion threatening, Kent mobilised its forces, but did it leave the coastal town of Margate unprotected?
Father and son who were learned mathematicians in Kent in the sixteenth century.