26 November – The first men executed under Elizabeth I’s new law and the marriage of Henry Fitzroy

| November 26, 2021

26 November – The first men executed under Elizabeth I’s new law and the marriage of Henry Fitzroy

On this day in Tudor history, 26th November 1585, Catholic priest Hugh Taylor and his friend Marmaduke Bowes were hanged at York. They were the first men executed under Elizabeth I’s 1585 statute which made it treason to be a Jesuit or seminary priest in England or to harbour such a priest. These two Catholics […]