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14 June – Friar Peto

On 14th June 1557, in the reign of Mary I, Friar William Peto was made a cardinal and a papal legate.

He'd done well to survive Henry VIII's reign as he'd upset the king with a controversial sermon and was attainted at one point.

Find out more about Peto in this #TudorHistoryShorts video...

On this day in Tudor history, 14th June 1536, not long after the fall of Anne Boleyn, two courtiers, Sir Anthony Browne and Sir Francis Bryan, were interrogated regarding their alleged support of Mary, daughter of King Henry VIII by Catherine of Aragon.

Both men had been involved with the Catholic conservatives and Seymours who had worked to bring Anne Boleyn down and who wanted Mary restored to the succession, but now they found themselves in a spot of trouble.

What happened and how did Bryan and Browne get out of trouble?

Find out more...

On this day in Tudor history, 14th June 1536, not long after the fall of Anne Boleyn, two courtiers, Sir Anthony Browne and Sir Francis Bryan, were interrogated regarding their alleged support of Mary, daughter of King Henry VIII by Catherine of Aragon.

Both men had been involved with the Catholic conservatives and Seymours who had worked to bring Anne Boleyn down and who wanted Mary restored to the succession, but now they found themselves in a spot of trouble.

What happened and how did Bryan and Browne get out of trouble?

Find out more...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 14th June 1571, Sir Christopher Danby died.

He died a natural death even though he’d been implicated in a rebellion.

How did he survive that?

Find out...

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14 June – Friar Peto