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2 June – Sir Francis Bigod is executed

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd June 1537, in the reign of King Henry VIII, Sir Francis Bigod and two of his fellow rebels were executed at Tyburn.

Why had this reformer rebelled against the king and what had happened?

Find out in this #TudorHistoryShorts video:

Find out even more about Bigod in this video:

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd June 1536, Jane Seymour made her first public appearance at Greenwich Palace.

She'd married King Henry VIII on 30th May, and this public appearance was just two weeks after Anne Boleyn's execution, so it must have caused quite a stir.

Find out more about this public appearance, and also about Jane Seymour herself...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 2nd June 1572, thirty-four-year-old Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, was beheaded on Tower Hill for high treason.

Norfolk was a Knight of the Garter, he'd served as Earl Marshal and Lord High Steward, he'd presided over Queen Elizabeth I's coronation, so what had led him to this sticky end and how was he involved with Mary, Queen of Scots?

Find out...

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2 June – Sir Francis Bigod is executed