21 February – The death of Ambrose Dudley, Earl of Warwick and The Execution of St Robert Southwell


On this day in Tudor history, 21st February 1590, Ambrose Dudley, 3rd Earl of Warwick, Master of the Ordnance and Privy Councillor, died at Bedford House on the Strand.

Ambrose had been a loyal royal servant and was a member of that famous Tudor family, the Dudleys, with his father being John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, and his brother being Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.

Find out more about Ambrose Dudley’s life and career in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 21st February 1595, Jesuit priest, poet and writer Robert Southwell was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn.

Find out more in last year’s video…

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