June 10 – The arrest of Thomas Cromwell, and two monks are starved to death

Posted By on June 10, 2022

On this day in Tudor history, 10th June 1540, in the reign of King Henry VIII, the king’s right-hand man and ‘fixer’, Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, was arrested and taken to the Tower of London.

Find out what happened on that day…

And three years earlier, on this day in 1537, two Carthusian monks died after being starved to death in prison.

What had these monks done to deserve this awful fate?

Find out about them and their fellow Carthusian martyrs in this edition of #TudorHistory Shorts video:

You can click here to find out more about the Carthusian Martyrs of Henry VIII’s reign, and you can click here to enjoy a talk on my visit to London Charterhouse, the home of their order.

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