July 30 – Catholics and Reformers executed in London

| July 30, 2022

July 30 – Catholics and Reformers executed in London

On this day in Tudor history, 30th July 1540, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Catholics Thomas Abell, Edward Powell and Richard Fetherston were hanged, drawn and quartered, and Reformers Robert Barnes, William Jerome and Thomas Garrard were burned at the stake, all at Smithfield in London. What a confusing day it must have […]

Giveaway – God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

| March 5, 2015

Giveaway – God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England

World Book Day seems a fitting day for the release of the UK paperback edition of God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England by Jessie Childs. I reviewed the hardback edition back in May 2014 and said “This is the best history book I’ve read in the last few months. I just can’t say […]