On this day in 1558, Henry Machyn wrote in his diary:
“The 28th day of November the queen removed to the Tower from the Lord North’s palace, [which] was the Charterhouse. All the streets unto the Tower … new gravelled. Her Grace rode through Barbican and Cripplegate, by London Wall unto Bishopsgate, and up to Leadenhall and through Gracechurch Street and Fenchurch Street; and afore rode gentlemen and many knights and lords, and after came all the trumpets blowing, and then came all the heralds in array; and my Lord of Pembroke bore the queen’s sword; and then came her Grace on horseback, apparelled in purple velvet with a scarf about her neck, and the sergeants of arms about her Grace; and next after her rode Sir Robert Dudley the Master of her Horse; and so the guard with halberds. And there was such shooting of guns as never was heard afore; so to the Tower, with all the nobles … ”.