9 February – An awful end for a bishop and Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, is taken to the Tower

Posted By on February 9, 2022

On this day in history, 9th February 1555, Protestant John Hooper, Bishop of Gloucester and Worcester, and former Cistercian monk, was burned at the stake for heresy in Gloucester.

It was an awful execution due to green wood being used, and John Foxe writes of there being three attempts over a period of 45 minutes. Awful, just awful.

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Also on this day in history, 9th February 1542, Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, was taken to the Tower of London to prepare for her execution.

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