16 July – Anne of Cleves, Frances Brandon and Anne Askew

| July 16, 2016

16 July – Anne of Cleves, Frances Brandon and Anne Askew

16th July was a busy day in Tudor history. Here are three events which happened on this day and links to read more about them: 1517 – Birth of Frances Grey (née Brandon), Duchess of Suffolk, at Hatfield. She was born on St Francis’s Day and was the eldest daughter of Charles Brandon, Duke of […]

18 June 1546 – Anne Askew found guilty of heresy

| June 18, 2016

18 June 1546 – Anne Askew found guilty of heresy

On this day in history, 18th June 1546, Anne Askew, estranged wife of Thomas Kyme, was found guilty of heresy at London’s Guildhall along with Nicholas Shaxton (former Bishop of Salisbury), Nicholas White and John Hadlam. All four of them were condemned to be burnt, but Shaxton and White were saved by recanting their heretical […]

18 June 1546 – The Trial of Anne Askew

| June 18, 2015

18 June 1546 – The Trial of Anne Askew

On 18 June 1546, twenty-five year-old Anne Askew was arraigned at London’s Guildhall for heresy, along with Nicholas Shaxton, Nicholas White and John Hadlam (Adlams or Adams). They were all found guilty and condemned to death. Chronicler and Windsor Herald Charles Wriothesley recorded the results of the hearing: “The eigh tenth daie of June, 1546, […]

16 July 1546 – The Execution of Anne Askew, “a singular example of Christian constancy for all men to follow”

| July 16, 2014

16 July 1546 – The Execution of Anne Askew, “a singular example of Christian constancy for all men to follow”

On this day in 1546 the Protestant martyrs Anne Askew, John Lascelles, John Adams and Nicholas Belenian were burned at the stake at Smithfield in London for heresy. Anne had to be carried to the stake in a chair and “was tied by the middle with a chain, that held up her body” because hse […]

16 July 1546 – Burning of Anne Askew

| July 16, 2013

16 July 1546 – Burning of Anne Askew

On this day in history, 16th July 1546, the Protestant martyrs, Anne Askew, John Lascelles, John Adams and Nicholas Belenian, were burned at the stake at Smithfield in London for heresy. You can read more about them and also the Newbury Martyrs, who were burned on this day in 1556, in my article 16 July […]

18 June 1546 – Anne Askew Arraigned at Guildhall for Heresy

| June 18, 2013

18 June 1546 – Anne Askew Arraigned at Guildhall for Heresy

On 18th June 1546, Anne Askew, a young woman from Lincolnshire who we know now as a Protestant martyr and poet, was arraigned for heresy at London’s Guildhall along with Nicholas Shaxton, Nicholas White and John Hadlam (Adlams or Adams). They were all found guilty and condemned to death. Chronicler and Windsor Herald Charles Wriothesley […]

16 July 1546 – The Burnings of Anne Askew, John Lascelles, John Adams and Nicholas Belenian

| July 16, 2012

16 July 1546 – The Burnings of Anne Askew, John Lascelles, John Adams and Nicholas Belenian

On the 16th July 1546, the Protestant martyrs, Anne Askew, John Lascelles, John Adams and Nicholas Belenian, were burned at the stake at Smithfield in London for heresy. Anne Askew had been so badly racked during her imprisonment in the Tower of London that she had to be carried to the stake and was then […]

18 June 1546 – The Conviction of Anne Askew, Protestant Martyr

| June 18, 2012

18 June 1546 – The Conviction of Anne Askew, Protestant Martyr

On this day in history, 18th June 1546, Anne Askew was arraigned at London’s Guildhall for heresy, along with Nicholas Shaxton, Nicholas White and John Hadlam (Adlams or Adams). She was sentenced to be burned at the stake. Chronicler Charles Wriothesley records this event: “The eigh tenth daie of June, 1546, were arraigned at the […]