4 August – A Burial and a Burning

Posted By on August 4, 2015

Carthusian martyrsOn this day in history, 4th August 1540, Brother William Horne, laybrother of the London Charterhouse was hanged, disembowelled and quartered at Tyburn.

Horne was one of eighteen Carthusian monks to be out to death between May 1535 and August 1540 for denying King Henry VIII’s supremacy. You can read more about Horne in my article 4 August 1540 – Blessed William Horne and you can read more about the Carthusian Martyrs in my article Henry VIII and the Carthusian Monks.

Also, on this day in history, 4th August 1557, Anne of Cleves, fourth wife of Henry VIII, was buried at Westminster Abbey. Click here to read more about her funeral.

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