31st March 1532 – Friar Peto’s Easter Sermon

| March 31, 2013

31st March 1532 – Friar Peto’s Easter Sermon

On Easter Sunday 1532, 31st March, Princess Mary’s confessor, Friar William Peto, preached a rather controversial sermon in the King’s presence at Greenwich’s Franciscan chapel. Instead of focusing on the Easter story and Christ’s resurrection, Peto, who supported Catherine of Aragon, spoke on 1 Kings 22, in which Micaiah shares his prophecies with King Ahab, […]

Superstitions in Tudor England

| January 13, 2012

Superstitions in Tudor England

You may have noticed that it’s Friday 13th today, a day said to be ‘bad luck’ which it obviously is if you’re not the good-looking hero/heroine of a slasher movie and don’t have a contract for the next film. Now, I’m not at all superstitious and I will carry on my day as usual today, […]