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14 April 1556 – Conspirator cheats executioner

On this day in Tudor history, 14th April 1556, in the reign of Queen Mary I, Sir Anthony Kingston, died at Cirencester. He was on his way to London to face charges that had been laid against him, and it's likely that he would have been executed.

Why? What had he done?

Find out what Kingston was accused of...

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On this day in Tudor history, 14th April 1565, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, astrologer, astronomer, mathematician and magician, Edward Gresham, was born in Stainsford, Yorkshire.

Gresham is known for his treatise "Astrostereon" and his almanacs, but what's really interesting is his connection to a countess's annulment and a poisoning.

Find out more about Edward Gresham...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 14th April 1578, Mary, Queen of Scots' third husband, James Hepburn, Duke of Orkney and 4th Earl of Bothwell, died at Dragsholm Castle in Denmark. He'd been held at the castle in appalling conditions and it was said that he'd gone insane. Find out more about him...

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