21 November – A playwright who courted controversy and Frances Grey, an abusive mother

| November 21, 2021

21 November – A playwright who courted controversy and Frances Grey, an abusive mother

On this day in Tudor history, 21st November 1495, churchman, Protestant playwright, historian and Bishop of Ossory, John Bale was born in Suffolk. Bale wrote twenty-four plays, and a book on famous British writers, which is his most well-known work. His work on Protestant martyrs was also used by the famous martyrologist John Foxe. John […]