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10 June – Execution by starvation

On this day in Tudor history, 10th June 1537, in the reign of King Henry VIII, two Carthusian monks died after being starved to death in prison.

What had these monks done to deserve this awful fate?

Find out about them and their fellow Carthusian martyrs in this edition...

On this day in Tudor history, 10th June 1584, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Francis, Duke of Anjou and Alençon, died in Paris. It is thought that he died of malaria.

Why am I talking about a French duke? Well, for a time, he was a suitor of Queen Elizabeth I and the queen even affectionately called him her “frog”. It looked like Elizabeth would actually marry him.

Find out more about what happened between Elizabeth and her dear "frog"...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 10th June 1540, King Henry VIII's right-hand man and 'fixer', Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, was arrested.

Find out more...

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  1. M /

    Henry never took responsibility for anything. He put to death so many people who’d done so much for him- as unsavory as some of it was. It would have been hard to be his “fair weather friend”.

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10 June – Execution by starvation