20 January – Miles Coverdale dies after giving his best ever sermon and Mary I’s Gentlemen Pensioners


On this day in Tudor history, 20th January 1569, not long after he’d given the best sermon of his life, Bible translator and Bishop of Exeter, Miles Coverdale, died in London.

Coverdale is known for completing the first English translation of the whole Bible and for his work on “The Great Bible”, which was put in every parish church in England.

Find out more about this accomplished Tudor man in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 20th January 1557, Queen Mary I’s pensioners “did muster in bright harness” before her at Greenwich Park.

Who were they and what happened?

Find out in this video…

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