|December 29th||1886 - Pope Leo XIII beatified 54 English Catholic martyrs - The list included Bishop John Fisher, Thomas More, Thomas Abel and 18 Carthusian monks.|
|December 30th||1546 - Henry VIII approved a new version of his will|
1568 - Death of Roger Ascham, scholar and royal tutor
|December 31st||1509 - Katherine of Aragon delivers of her first child, a still born daughter who was born early.|
1510 - Katherine of Aragon goes into labour with her second child - a boy, Henry - a year to the day she delivered her first.
1557 - Surprise attack on Calais by the Duke of Guise began
1558 - Elizabeth I ordered that the gospel, epistle, and litany be read in English