Two Suns

On the 15th February 1554, 3 days after Jane’s execution, the author of ‘The Accession, Coronation and Marriage of Mary Tudor’ wrote that

‘the same day towards 9 a.m. many people noticed in the clear sky two suns with one huge iris: If it is allowed to take it as a good omen, who can prevent us from interpreting it as the foreboding of the union of the two greatest Kingdoms of Spain and England?’ p.73

This story can be found in the following:

The Accession Coronation and Marriage of Mary Tudor as related in four manuscripts of the Escorial translated by C V Malfatti

Mary and Philip: The marriage of Tudor England and Habsburg Spain by Alexander Samson