6 July 1535 – The beheading of Sir Thomas More, former Lord Chancellor

| July 6, 2017

6 July 1535 – The beheading of Sir Thomas More, former Lord Chancellor

On this day in history, Tuesday 6th July 1535, Henry VIII’s former friend and Lord Chancellor, Sir Thomas More, was beheaded on Tower Hill as a traitor. More had been found guilty of high treason under the Treason Act of 1534 for denying the king’s supremacy and refusing to take the Oath of Succession. Trivia: […]