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20 April 1534 – Hangings and a call to swear the oath

| April 20, 2016

20 April 1534 – Hangings and a call to swear the oath

On 20th April 1534, prominent citizens of London were required to swear the “Oath of the Act of Succession”. Chronicler and Windsor Herald Charles Wriothesley recorded: “all the craftes in London were called to their halls, and there were sworne on a booke to be true to Queene Anne and to beleeve and take her […]

20 April 1534 – The Hanging of the Nun of Kent

| April 20, 2014

20 April 1534 – The Hanging of the Nun of Kent

On 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 the gallows at Tyburn along with her spiritual adviser, Father Edward Bocking; Richard Risby, Warden of the Observant Friary at Canterbury; and Hugh Rich, Warden of the […]

20 April 1534 – Execution of Elizabeth Barton, the Nun of Kent

| April 20, 2013

20 April 1534 – Execution of Elizabeth Barton, the Nun of Kent

On 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 the gallows at Tyburn along with Father Edward Bocking (a monk and Barton’s spiritual adviser), Richard Masters (her parish priest), Richard Risby (warden of the Observant Friary […]

20 April 1534 – Execution of Elizabeth Barton, Holy Maid of Kent

| April 20, 2012

20 April 1534 – Execution of Elizabeth Barton, Holy Maid of Kent

On this day in history, 20th April 1534, Elizabeth Barton, an English Catholic nun known as the “Holy Maid of Kent” or the “Nun of Kent”, was hanged at Tyburn with her spiritual adviser, Father Edward Bocking, her parish priest, Richard Risby, warden of the Observant Friary at Canterbury, and Hugh Rich, warden of the […]

20 April 1534 – The Hanging of Elizabeth Barton, The Nun of Kent

| April 20, 2011

20 April 1534 – The Hanging of Elizabeth Barton, The Nun of Kent

On this day in 1534 the English Catholic nun, Elizabeth Barton, known as “The Nun of Kent” or “Holy Maid of Kent”, was hanged at Tyburn for treason along with Father Edward Bocking (a monk and Barton’s spiritual adviser), Barton’s parish priest Richard Masters, Richard Risby (warden of the Observant Friary at Canterbury) and Hugh […]

Elizabeth Barton, the Nun of Kent

| April 20, 2010

Elizabeth Barton, the Nun of Kent

On this day in history, the 20th of April 1534, Elizabeth Barton, known as “the Nun of Kent” or “the Holy Maid of Kent”, was hanged for treason at the gallows at Tyburn, but who was she and what did she do to deserve such a death? The Nun of Kent Elizabeth Barton went from […]