27 February – The ends of three Catholics at Tyburn and The Battle of Ancrum Moor and a legendary stone

Posted By on February 27, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 27th February 1601, Benedictine monk Mark Barkworth (also known by the alias Lambert), Jesuit Roger Filcock, and widow Anne Line were executed at Tyburn.

Barkworth and Filcock had been found guilty of treason for being priests and were given the full traitor’s death, i.e. they were hanged, drawn and quartered. Anne Line was sentenced to death for harbouring a priest and was hanged.

Find out more about these Catholics, who were victims of Queen Elizabeth I’s legislation against Jesuits, in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 27th February 1545, the Battle of Ancrum Moor, part of the War of the Rough Wooing, took place near Jedburgh in Scotland.

Find out all about this battle in this video…

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