June 26 – A commission of oyer and terminer is appointed for Sir Thomas More’s case

On this day in Tudor history, 26th June 1535, in the reign of King Henry VIII, a new commission of oyer and terminer was appointed in the case against Sir Thomas More. He would be indicted for high treason.

More had served King Henry VIII loyally as Lord Chancellor and had been a good friend and even a father figure to the king, so how had he come to this?

In this video, I explain why More was being accused of high treason, something which would lead to his death on the scaffold.

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