25 February – Elizabeth I is excommunicated and The execution of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex

| February 25, 2022

25 February – Elizabeth I is excommunicated and The execution of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex

On this day in Tudor history, 25th February 1570, Pope Pius V issued the papal bull “Regnans in Excelsis”. This bull not only excommunicated Queen Elizabeth I, it also freed her Catholic subjects from their allegiance to her and called on the English people to disobey her orders, mandates and laws. It threatened excommunication for […]