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16 June – A scandalous earl dies of gangrene

On this day in Tudor history, 16th June 1614, Henry Howard, Earl of Northampton, died of gangrene following surgery on his thigh.

Find out more about this Tudor earl, and how he was involved in a murder plot, in today's #TudorHistoryShorts talk...

On this day in Tudor history, 16th June 1514, English classical scholar and statesman, Sir John Cheke was born in Cambridge.

Cheke was the first Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University, tutored King Edward VI, served as Secretary of State to Queen Jane (Lady Jane Grey) and was imprisoned by Mary I for his reformed faith. He died a broken man after denying his faith to survive. Find out more about him in this video...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 16th June 1487, the final battle of the Wars of the Roses took place.

It was the Battle of Stoke Field and was between the forces of Henry VII and Lord Lovell and John de la Pole, Earl of Lincoln, who had recently crowned Lambert Simnel as King Edward VI.

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16 June – A scandalous earl dies of gangrene