27 May 1541 – Execution of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury

| May 27, 2011

27 May 1541 – Execution of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury

On this day in 1541 the 67 year old Margaret Pole, 8th Countess of Salisbury and former governess to the Lady Mary (Henry VIII’s eldest daughter) was executed at the Tower of London. You can find out more about Margaret Pole, who was also Mary’s godmother, and her brutal end in my article The Execution […]

Monarchs Who Never Were – Hauntings at the Tower of London Part 3

| March 28, 2011

Monarchs Who Never Were – Hauntings at the Tower of London Part 3

Today we have the penultimate part of Nancy Smith’s series on the Tower of London’s ghosts:- Monarchs Who Never Were – Hauntings at the Tower of London Part 3 by Nancy Smith The next two Tower of London hauntings are especially tragic, because of the advanced age of one if the victims, the youth of […]

The Execution of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury

| May 27, 2010

The Execution of Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury

On this day in history, the 27th May 1541, Margaret Pole, the 8th Countess of Salisbury was executed at the Tower of London. I was fortunate enough last week to see her memorial tile on the floor of the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula near the altar when we paid our respects to Anne […]