15 June 1560 – Death of William Somer (Sommers), Court Fool to Henry VIII

| June 15, 2013

15 June 1560 – Death of William Somer (Sommers), Court Fool to Henry VIII

On 15th June 1560, William Somer (Sommers), former court fool to Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I died in Shoreditch, London. He was buried at St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch. Somer served as Henry VIII’s fool from June 1535 and just a month later got into trouble with the King. In July 1535, Eustace Chapuys, […]