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19 June 1535 – 3 Carthusian Monks Hanged, Drawn and Quartered

| June 19, 2011

19 June 1535 – 3 Carthusian Monks Hanged, Drawn and Quartered

On this day in history, 19th June 1535, Sebastian Newdigate, William Exmew and Humphrey Middlemore, monks of the Carthusian Order of London Charterhouse, were hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Their crime: refusing to accept King Henry VIII as the Supreme Head of the Church. In Letters and Papers, there is a report regarding “The […]

Poem – Acts of Supremacy and Succession

| August 11, 2009

Poem – Acts of Supremacy and Succession

This is Part 22 of Esther Hyams’ excellent series of poems on the life of Anne Boleyn. Acts of Supremacy and Succession New Year 1534, Queen Anne Boleyn gave King Henry a great gift A golden table fountain she hoped would make his spirits lift. But the present Henry really wanted from her was a […]