22 December – Two Protestants betrayed by a spy and Bishop Fisher begs for a shirt

| December 22, 2021

22 December – Two Protestants betrayed by a spy and Bishop Fisher begs for a shirt

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd December 1557, Protestant martyrs John Rough and Margaret Mearing, were burnt at Smithfield for heresy. John Rough was a Scot who’d encouraged John Knox to be a pastor, but ended in days in England. Interestingly, the woman he died with was a woman he’d excommunicated from his congregation, […]

24 November – The death of John Knox and the coronation procession of Elizabeth of York

| November 24, 2021

24 November – The death of John Knox and the coronation procession of Elizabeth of York

On this day in Tudor history, 24th November 1572, John Knox, the Scottish clergyman, famous Reformer , royal chaplain, and founder of Presbyterianism, died at his home in Edinburgh as his second wife, Margaret, read aloud from Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians. John Knox is known for bringing the Protestant reformation to the church […]

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