26 February – The sad ends of loyal men and Christopher Marlowe, a rather colourful character

Posted By on February 26, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 26th February 1552, Sir Thomas Arundell, Sir Michael Stanhope, Sir Miles Partridge and Sir Ralph Fane (or Vane) were executed.

The men had been condemned as traitors after being accused of conspiring with Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and former Lord Protector, against John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, the new man in control of King Edward VI’s government.

Find out all about these men and how these loyal royal servants came to these sticky ends in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 26th February 1564, poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe was baptised in Canterbury.

Find out all about Marlowe in last this video…