The Tudor Society

15 October – A teacher is executed and a prince is christened

On this day in Tudor history, 15th October 1584, schoolteacher and poet Richard Gwyn (Richard White), was hanged, drawn and quartered for high treason at Wrexham in Wales due to his Catholic faith.

Find out about Richard Gwyn's life, how an attack by crows and kites made him steadfast in his faith, his arrest and downfall, his works, and the legends associated with his death...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 15th October 1537, Prince Edward ( future King Edward VI), son of King Henry VIII and his third wife, Queen Jane Seymour, was christened in a lavish ceremony in the Chapel Royal at Hampton Court Palace.

He was three days old.

Find out more about the ceremony, godparents and gifts...

A few years ago, an excellent re-enactment of Edward VI's christening was done at Hampton Court Palace for a TV programmed called "Britain's Tudor Treasure: A Night at Hampton Court" -

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