The Tudor Society

20 May – Matthew Hamont, the Arian or Deist heretic

On this day in Tudor history, 20th May 1579, wheelwright Matthew Hamont was executed for heresy in the city of Norwich.

What had led to Hamont being charged with heresy? And what exactly was so heretical about his beliefs?

I explain what we know about this little-known Tudor man.

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