18 November – A bishop dies in confinement and the imprisonment of Cuthbert Tunstall

| November 18, 2021

18 November – A bishop dies in confinement and the imprisonment of Cuthbert Tunstall

On this day in Tudor history, 18th November 1559, Ralph Baynes (Baines), Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, died. Baynes had been actively involved in the persecutions of Protestants in Mary I’s reign, examining many well-known martyrs and featuring in John Foxe’s “Book of Martyrs”, but ended his days imprisoned in the home of Edmund Grindal, […]