25 December – The death of ,witch-hunter, Brian Darcy, and Christmas Day and Lettice Knollys

Posted By on December 25, 2021

Happy Christmas!

On this day in Tudor history, 25th December 1587, Brian Darcy, magistrate, Sheriff of Essex, witch-hunter and contributor to the 1582 “A true and just recorde of the information, examination and confession of all the witches, taken at S Oses [St Osyth]”, died.

“A True and Just Recorde” argued for harsher punishments for those found guilty of witchcraft, and Darcy was personally responsible for a number of deaths of people accused of witchcraft.

Find out more about this zealous witch-hunter in this talk…

I also talk about Lettice Devereux, wife of favourite Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and mother of favourite Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.

And I also talke about how Tudor people celebrated Christmas

Find out more in this video…