The Tudor Society

22 May – Blessed John Forest and a prophecy fulfilled

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.

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