On this day in history, the 22nd June 1535, Bishop John Fisher was beheaded on Tower Hill.
His crime? Refusing to take the Oath of Succession and refusing to accept Henry VIII as Supreme Head of the Church in England, and also supporting Catherine of Aragon during Henry VIII’s quest for an annulment.
You can read all about Bishop Fisher’s downfall in my article “Bishop John Fisher Executed”
Also on this day in history:-
- Publication of Queen Elizabeth’s Prayer Book in 1559
- Feast Day of St Thomas More in the Catholic Church – Read more about Thomas More on our Thomas More Bio Page.
- Death of William Carey, husband of Mary Boleyn, from sweating sickness in 1528 – see our Mary Boleyn Bio page and “What was Sweating Sickness”.