14 February – Being a royal favourite doesn’t save you and A dog licks up the king’s blood

Posted By on February 14, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 14th February 1539, Sir Nicholas Carew, a royal favourite for over 20 years, was tried for treason after being implicated in the Exeter Conspiracy. Spoilers – his trial didn’t go well.

But how did a man who’d been in royal favour for so long come to such a sticky end? Find out in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, a prophecy was fulfilled as a dog licked up King Henry VIII’s blood.

Find out more about this prophecy in this video…