August 4 – Thirteen executions take place in London!

| August 4, 2022

August 4 – Thirteen executions take place in London!

On this day in Tudor history, 4th August 1540, in the reign of King Henry VIII, thirteen men were executed in London. Twelve of them suffered a full traitor’s death, being hanged, drawn and quartered, and one was hanged. Find out who these men were and why they were attainted by Parliament and put to […]

July 30 – Catholics and Reformers executed in London

| July 30, 2022

July 30 – Catholics and Reformers executed in London

On this day in Tudor history, 30th July 1540, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Catholics Thomas Abell, Edward Powell and Richard Fetherston were hanged, drawn and quartered, and Reformers Robert Barnes, William Jerome and Thomas Garrard were burned at the stake, all at Smithfield in London. What a confusing day it must have […]