On this day in Tudor history, 22nd May 1538, Franciscan friar John Forest met his end at Smithfield in London for his allegiance to the Church of Rome.
His death, along with the burning of a religious statue from Wales, was said to be the fulfilment of a prophecy made about the statue.
Find out more about Blessed John Forest and the prophecy in today's video.
Also on this day in history:
- 1490 – Death of Edmund Grey, 1st Earl of Kent.
- 1537 – Edward Seymour, brother of Jane Seymour, was sworn in as a Privy Councillor.
- 1539 – Probable birthdate of Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford and son of Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset (the Edward mentioned above). Hertford was also the husband of Katherine Grey, sister of Lady Jane Grey.
- 1570 – Death of John Best, Bishop of Carlisle. He was buried in Carlisle Cathedral.