May 21 – Anne Boleyn’s grandfather, and William Tyndale

May21,2022 #William Tyndale

On this day in Tudor history, 21st May 1524, Thomas Howard, 2nd Duke of Norfolk, courtier, magnate and soldier, died at his home, Framlingham Castle in Suffolk. Norfolk was about 81 years of age when he died.

Norfolk was the grandfather of Queens Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard, but there was far more to him than that.

Let me introduce this Duke of Norfolk, a man who was still leading troops into battle in his seventies.

Also on this day in Tudor history, 21st May 1535, reformer and Bible translator William Tyndale was arrested in Antwerp.

Why was Tyndale arrested and why didn’t King Henry VIII help him?

Find out…

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