28 February – Thomas Forret, a chief heretic and teacher of heresy, and The fugitive wizard earl and an awful burning


On this day in Tudor history, 28th February 1540, Protestant Thomas Forret was burned at the stake in Castle Hill, Edinburgh, in the presence of King James V.

Forret was a former Augustinian monk and had spent his career teaching the common people and helping those in need. How did he come to this awful end in Edinburgh?

Find out all about Thomas Forret, and why he was accused of heresy, in this talk…

Also on this day in history, 28th February 1525, the wizard earl, Gerald Fitzgerald, 11th Earl of Kildare, was born.

He spent much of his life on the run and I tell you all about it in this video…

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