6 February – Thomas Cutwode and his dodgy works, and the burning of the remains of Martin Bucer and Paul Fagius

Posted By on February 6, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 6th February 1561, poet Tailboys Dymoke (pseudonym Thomas Cutwode) was baptised at Kyme in Lincolnshire.

Dymoke, or Cutwode, is known for his allegorical poem, The Bumble Bee, a political satire which was apparently rather dodgy! He also got into trouble for writing a slanderous play and poem. An interesting man who liked to play with fire!

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Also on this day in Tudor history, 6th February 1557, the remains of Protestants Martin Bucer and Paul Fagius were exhumed and publicly burned, after being posthumously found guilty of heresy.

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