March 29 – Children encourage John Laurence at his sad end and the marriage of Mary Dudley

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On this day in Tudor history, 29th March 1555, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Protestant and former Dominican priest, John Laurence, was burned at the stake for heresy in Colchester.

At his burning, young children encouraged him with their prayers.

Find out more about his John Laurence’s sad end in this talk…

Also on this day in Tudor history, 29th March 1551, Mary Dudley, eldest daughter of John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, married Henry Sidney.

Find out more about them, and also how Mary suffered so terribly with smallpox after nursing Queen Elizabeth I, in this video…

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