March 13 – A young horse causes the death of an old earl and The hangings of conspirators Henry Cuffe and Sir Gelly Meyrick

| March 13, 2022

March 13 – A young horse causes the death of an old earl and The hangings of conspirators Henry Cuffe and Sir Gelly Meyrick

On this day in Tudor history, 13th March 1540, sixty-eight-year-old Henry Bourchier, 2nd Earl of Essex, died after suffering a broken neck in a horse-riding accident. Chronicler Charles Wriothesley recorded: “the Earl of Essex, riding a young horse, by misfortune cast him and brake his neck at his place in Essex, which was great pity.” […]