April 20 – The Nun of Kent and a special oath, and Lady Mary Grey, sister of Lady Jane Grey

| April 20, 2022

April 20 – The Nun of Kent and a special oath, and Lady Mary Grey, sister of Lady Jane Grey

On this day in Tudor history, 20th April 1534, Elizabeth Barton, a Benedictine nun who became known as “the Nun of Kent” or “the Holy Maid of Kent”, was hanged for treason at Tyburn along with a few of her supporters. This young woman had experienced religious visions and people had even flocked to her […]

21st November 1559 – Death of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

| November 21, 2011

21st November 1559 – Death of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk

On this day in history, 21st November 1559, Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk, died at Richmond. She was buried in St Edmund’s Chapel, Westminster Abbey, on the orders of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I, and her second husband, Adrian Stokes, erected a tomb in her memory. Here are some facts about Frances:- She was born […]

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