On this day in Tudor history, 24th May 1546, letters were sent from the Privy Council to the future Protestant martyr Anne Askew and her estranged husband, Thomas Kyme.
The couple were ordered to appear in front of the council within fourteen days.
But why? What was going on? And what happened next?
Here are some articles on Anne Askew:
- 18 June 1546 – Anne Askew sentenced to death
- 16 July 1546 – The Execution of Anne Askew, “a singular example of Christian constancy for all men to follow”