December 9 – Sir Edward Neville, a man who called Henry VIII “worse than a beast”

| December 9, 2022

December 9 – Sir Edward Neville, a man who called Henry VIII “worse than a beast”

On this day in Tudor history, 9th December 1538, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Sir Edward Neville was beheaded on Tower Hill. The courtier, gentleman of the privy chamber and son of George Neville, 2nd Baron Bergavenny, had been condemned to death for treason. He had been found guilty of conspiring against the […]

August 29 – The arrest of Geoffrey Pole, son of Margaret Pole

| August 29, 2022

August 29 – The arrest of Geoffrey Pole, son of Margaret Pole

On this day in Tudor history, 29th August 1538, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Geoffrey Pole, son of Sir Richard Pole and Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, was arrested. Geoffrey was already on thin ice, having been a staunch supporter of Queen Catherine of Aragon and Princess Mary, but he now was suspected, […]

August 12 – Death of Ursula Pole, Baroness Stafford, daughter of Magart Pole

| August 12, 2022

August 12 – Death of Ursula Pole, Baroness Stafford, daughter of Magart Pole

On this day in Tudor history, 12th August 1570, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Lady Ursula Stafford died. Ursula was the daughter of the late Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, former governess to Princess Mary. Margaret was famously executed in Henry VIII’s reign. Ursula was also the sister of Cardinal Reginald Pole and […]

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