The Tudor Society

19 June – More Carthusian monks meet their sad ends

On this day in Tudor history, 19th June 1535, Sebastian Newdigate, William Exmew and Humphrey Middlemore, monks of the Carthusian Order of London Charterhouse, were hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn.

Their crime: refusing to accept King Henry VIII as supreme head of the Church in England.

But did you know that Sebastian Newdigate was actually a close friend of Henry VIII? Well, friendship and loyal service didn't seem to matter if you were viewed as being at all defiant or disobedient.

In today's video, I give you a few more details about Sebastian Newdigate and how he came to be executed in 1535.

For more on the Carthusian martyrs of King Henry VIII's reign:

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