July 30 – Catholics and Reformers executed in London

| July 30, 2022

July 30 – Catholics and Reformers executed in London

On this day in Tudor history, 30th July 1540, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Catholics Thomas Abell, Edward Powell and Richard Fetherston were hanged, drawn and quartered, and Reformers Robert Barnes, William Jerome and Thomas Garrard were burned at the stake, all at Smithfield in London. What a confusing day it must have […]

20 January 1569 – Death of Miles Coverdale, Bible Translator and Bishop of Exeter

| January 20, 2014

20 January 1569 – Death of Miles Coverdale, Bible Translator and Bishop of Exeter

On 20th January 1569, Bible translator and Bishop of Exeter, Miles (Myles) Coverdale died. He was buried in the chancel of St Bartholomew by the Exchange, London, on 22nd January. It is thought that Coverdale was born in the North Riding of Yorkshire in 1488, although nothing is known of his family or early life. […]