The Tudor Society

12 December – London sympathises with the Earl of Surrey

On this day in Tudor history, 12th December 1546, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, son of Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, was led through the streets of London from Ely Place, where he had been held since his arrest on 2nd December, to the Tower of London.

It was meant to be a humiliating walk for the earl, but it seems that the citizens of London were actually sympathetic to his plight, and didn't boo him.

Find out what happened on this day, and also what happened to his father, who had also been arrested, in today's talk.

You can find out more about the earl's arrest in my video from 2nd December:

and his execution in my talk from 19th January

Also on this day in history:

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