On this day in Tudor history, 26th September 1588, Sir Amias (Amyas) Paulet, administrator, diplomat, Governor of Jersey and gaoler of Mary, Queen of Scots died. He was buried in St Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster.
Sir Amias Paulet acted as gaoler to Mary, Queen of Scots, and it was while he was doing this that Elizabeth wanted him to abide by the Bond of Association and assassinate Mary, Queen of Scots, so that she didn't have to sign her death warrant.
What was the Bond of Association and what did Paulet do?
Book recommendation: My Heart is My Own by John Guy
Also on this day in Tudor history, 26th September 1580, Sir Francis Drake returned from his 3-year circumnavigation of the Globe.
Drake landed at the port of Plymouth, in his ship, The Golden Hind, which was laden with treasure and spices.
Find out more about his voyage, what he brought back and how Elizabeth I rewarded him...
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