The Mystery of Mary Seymour Solved?

| June 21, 2011

The Mystery of Mary Seymour Solved?

Thanks so much to author Susan Higginbotham for pointing this History Today article out, I don’t know how I missed it! In the article entitled “Point of Departure: An Unfit Traveller”, historian Linda Porter writes about the fate of Mary Seymour, daughter of Catherine Parr and her fourth husband, Thomas Seymour, and attempts to solve […]

Anne Askew Sentenced to Death

| June 18, 2010

Anne Askew Sentenced to Death

On this day in history, 18th June 1546, the Protestant martyr and poet, Anne Askew, was found guilty of heresy and condemned to be burned at the stake at Smithfield. Anne Askew’s Background Anne Askew was born in 1520 (some say 1521) in Lincolnshire. She was a noblewoman, being the daughter of Sir William Askew, […]

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