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14 July – A poisoned cardinal

On this day in Tudor history, 14th July 1514, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Cardinal Christopher Bainbridge died in Rome.

Who was this cardinal? Who claimed to have poisoned him and why?

Find out more in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 14th July 1575, evangelical reformer and translator, Richard Taverner, died at Woodeaton in Oxfordshire. He was laid to rest in the parish church at Woodeaton.

Richard Taverner is mainly known for his Bible translation, "Taverner's Bible", but there is far more to him than that, including his time as Thomas Cromwell's chief propagandist.

Find out all about Richard Taverner's life and career...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 14th July 1551, fifteen-year-old Henry Brandon, 2nd Duke of Suffolk, and his fourteen-year-old brother, Charles, 3rd Duke of Suffolk, both sons of Catherine Willoughby, Duchess of Suffolk, and the late Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, died at Buckden.

The boys had been taken ill in a sweating sickness epidemic that had hit Cambridge. Find out more...

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14 July – A poisoned cardinal