6 July 1535 – Execution of Thomas More

Posted By on July 6, 2011

Sir Thomas MoreAlso on this day in history, on the 6th July 1535, Sir Thomas More was executed on Tower Hill.

According to the Chronicler, Edward Hall, as Thomas More stumbled on climbing the scaffold, he said “merrily” to the Lieutenant: “Pray, Sir, see me safe up; and as to my coming down, let me shift for myself.”

You can read more about his execution in my article from last year “The Execution of Sir Thomas More” and if you want to read more about the man and his life then you should find the following articles interesting:-

RIP Sir Thomas More.