2 February – The death of Sir Francis Bryan, the Vicar of Hell, and the Feast of Candlemas

| February 2, 2022

2 February – The death of Sir Francis Bryan, the Vicar of Hell, and the Feast of Candlemas

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd February 1550, Sir Francis Bryan, died suddenly in Ireland. He was a rather colourful Tudor character, known as much for his drinking, gambling and all-round bad behaviour, as his diplomacy, royal favour and gift for poetry. Find out more about this one-eyed courtier and his nickname, “the vicar […]

Goblin Alert!

| February 2, 2017

Goblin Alert!

No, I haven’t gone mad and I’m not drunk, I just felt that it was my civic responsibility to alert you to the risk of goblins today. Now I know that the shops have been full of Easter eggs since New Year [sigh…], but the Christmas season does not officially end until the Feast of […]