14 February 1547 – The dog licks up the King’s blood

| February 14, 2015

14 February 1547 – The dog licks up the King’s blood

On 14 February 1547, Henry VIII’s coffin was taken to Windsor Castle for burial in St George’s Chapel after resting overnight at Syon Abbey. Apparently, some liquid leaked out of it on to the floor at Syon, and this was thought to fulfil the prophecy made by Franciscan friar William Peto in 1532.* He had […]