31 January – The great devil of all and Catherine of Aragon loses a baby girl

On this day in history, 31st January 1606, Gunpowder Plot conspirators Thomas Winter, Ambrose Rookwood, Robert Keyes, and Guy Fawkes were executed for treason at the Old Palace Yard, Westminster.

Two of them cheated the executioner and crowd by leaping at the gallows, but they still had awful ends.

Hear a contemporary account of their executions, including what they did and said, in this talk…

Also on this day in history, 31st January 1510, Queen Catherine of Aragon gave birth to a still-born daughter.

Find out all about this premature birth in this video…

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