4 October – A recantation and a rebellion

| October 4, 2016

4 October – A recantation and a rebellion

On this day in 1536, there was trouble in Horncastle, Lincolnshire. This was part of what we know as the Lincolnshire Rising which, in turn, was part of the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion. Read more… On this day in 1556, Sir John Cheke, one-time tutor to Edward VI, Secretary of State for Lady Jane Grey […]

4 October in Tudor History: Trouble in Lincolnshire and a Public Recantation

| October 4, 2014

4 October in Tudor History: Trouble in Lincolnshire and a Public Recantation

4 October in Tudor history saw two interesting events: trouble in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, in 1536 which led to the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion, and in 1556 Sir John Cheke, one time tutor to Edward VI, Secretary of State for Lady Jane Grey and the first Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University, making a public […]

4 October 1556 – Sir John Cheke’s Public Recantation

| October 4, 2013

4 October 1556 – Sir John Cheke’s Public Recantation

On this day in 1556, Sir John Cheke, one time tutor to Edward VI, Secretary of State for Lady Jane Grey and the first Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University, made a public recantation of his Protestant faith in front of Mary I. Cheke had been imprisoned in the Tower of London by Mary […]

16 June 1514 – Birth of Sir John Cheke

| June 16, 2011

16 June 1514 – Birth of Sir John Cheke

Happy birthday to Sir John Cheke who is celebrating his 497th birthday today in Heaven! Yes, on this day in 1514, the famous English scholar was born to parents Peter and Agnes Cheke (née Duffield or Dufford) in Cambridge. Sir John Cheke is known for being the first Regius Professor of Greek at the University […]

Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I’s Golden Age

| June 7, 2010

Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I’s Golden Age

Author Robert Parry has written a series of articles over at The Elizabeth Files – see Cambridge Connections and Cambridge Connections Part 2 – where he examines what Anne Boleyn was actually doing when she asked her chaplain Matthew Parker to make sure that her daughter, Elizabeth, was looked after if anything happened to her. […]