23 February – Job Throckmorton, a colourful and lucky character and What happened to Henry Grey’s head?

Posted By on February 23, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 23rd February 1601, religious pamphleteer and Member of Parliament, Job Throckmorton, was buried at Haseley in Warwickshire.

Job was known for his alleged involvement in the “Marprelate Controversy”, a pamphlet war, and also for his colourful Parliamentary speeches, which nearly got him into trouble. He was lucky to escape imprisonment and worse!

Find out more about Job Throckmorton in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 23rd February 1554, Henry Grey, Duke of Suffolk, father of Lady Jane Grey, was beheaded.

Find out more about what led him to his end, and also hear a story about his mummified head, in this video…

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