3 February – The execution of Silken Thomas and Mary, Queen of Scots’ death warrant

Posted By on February 3, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd February 1537, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Thomas Fitzgerald, 10th Earl of Kildare (known as Silken Thomas), his five uncles and Sir John Burnell, were executed as traitors at Tyburn in London.

What led these men to these awful ends and why was Thomas known as “Silken Thomas”.

Find out more in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 3rd February 1587, the Privy Council met in William Cecil, Lord Burghley’s chambers at Greenwich and agreed to send Mary, Queen of Scots’ signed death warrant to Fotheringhay.

Find out more in this video…

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