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22 June – The Execution of Bishop Fisher

On 22nd June 1535, in the reign of King Henry VIII, John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, was executed.

Why was Fisher executed and how did the pope try to save him?

Find out in this #TudorHistoryShorts video...

On this day in Tudor history, the night of 22nd June 1509, King Henry VIII rewarded twenty-six men for their loyal service to the crown by making them Knights of the Bath as part of the celebrations for his coronation.

One of the men honoured for his service to the crown was Thomas Boleyn, father of the future queen, Anne Boleyn. But what had he done to deserve this honour? Find out more about Thomas Boleyn's rise at the court of Henry VII, and how he was a royal favourite long before his daughters became involved with the king...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 22nd June 1528, Mary Boleyn, sister of Anne Boleyn, was widowed when her first husband, William Carey, died during the Sweating Sickness epidemic of 1528.

His death had a major impact on Mary's situation and you can find out more in this video...

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22 June – The Execution of Bishop Fisher