April 5 – A cook is boiled to death and a pope is wrong!

| April 5, 2022

April 5 – A cook is boiled to death and a pope is wrong!

On this day in Tudor history, 5th April 1531, Richard Roose, the cook of Bishop John Fisher’s household, was boiled to death for high treason at Smithfield. He was found guilty of high treason by an act of Parliament, but why? What happened and why did King Henry VIII take a personal interest in this […]