July 27 – A royal tutor and secretary ends up in the Tower

| July 27, 2022

July 27 – A royal tutor and secretary ends up in the Tower

On 27th or 28th July 1553, Sir John Cheke was imprisoned in the Tower of London. But how had a royal tutor and secretary ended up being thrown in the Tower? Find out in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts (transcript below)… Transcript:

4 October in Tudor History: Trouble in Lincolnshire and a Public Recantation

| October 4, 2014

4 October in Tudor History: Trouble in Lincolnshire and a Public Recantation

4 October in Tudor history saw two interesting events: trouble in Horncastle, Lincolnshire, in 1536 which led to the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion, and in 1556 Sir John Cheke, one time tutor to Edward VI, Secretary of State for Lady Jane Grey and the first Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University, making a public […]