November 28 – Claimant Edward Plantagenet is beheaded

| November 28, 2022

November 28 – Claimant Edward Plantagenet is beheaded

On this day in Tudor history, 28th November 1499, in the reign of King Henry VII, Edward Plantagenet, styled Earl of Warwick, was beheaded on Tower Hill. Warwick was the son of George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Kings Edward IV and Richard III, so was a potential claimant to the throne. However, it was […]

28 November -An agent carrying gold for Mary, Queen of Scots drowned and Edward Plantagenet was beheaded

| November 28, 2021

28 November -An agent carrying gold for Mary, Queen of Scots drowned and Edward Plantagenet was beheaded

On this day in Tudor history, 28th November 1565, member of Parliament and political agent Francis Yaxley set sail for Scotland from Antwerp. Sadly, Yaxley’s ship was wrecked in a storm and he never reached Scotland, and neither did the gold he was carrying to Mary, Queen of Scots. But why was he carrying gold […]

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