19 November – Lord John Grey escapes execution and the death of Henry Vaux

Nov19,2021 #Henry Vaux #Lord John Grey

On this day in Tudor history, 19th November 1564, Lord John Grey, youngest son of Thomas Grey, 2nd Marquess of Dorset, died.

He’s not the Lord John Grey of the wonderful Outlander series, but he is just as interesting.

In Mary I’s reign, he was involved in a rebellion with his brothers, Lord Thomas Grey and Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, but unlike them was not executed.

How did Lord John Grey escape execution? And why did he get into trouble again in Elizabeth I’s reign.

Find out all about this Tudor lord in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 19th November 1587, Henry Vaux died of what was probably consumption at Great Ashby, the home of his sister, Eleanor Brooksby.

Henry Vaux is a fascinating Tudor man. He started out as a precocious child and poet, and grew up to be an important member of the Catholic underground.

He was a Catholic recusant and priest harbourer, helping Jesuit priests in the Protestant reign of Queen Elizabeth I, both financially and by giving them a roof over the heads.

Find out more about him, and what happened to him in Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, in this video…

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