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The Tudor Society

27 April – The death of David Lewis of Abergavenny

On this day in Tudor history, 27th April 1584, civil lawyer and judge, David Lewis, died in London.

You've probably never heard of David ap Lewis, but he was an important judge, being involved in the maritime legal cases of Queen Elizabeth I's reign. It's always interesting to learn more about these lesser-known Tudor people, so I share some David Lewis facts in today's video.

Also on this day in history:

  • 1536 - Writs were issued summoning Parliament.
  • 1609 – Death of Sir Edward Michelborne, member of Parliament, soldier and adventurer, after becoming ill in January that year. In James I's reign, he obtained a royal licence “to discover the countries of Cathay, China, Japan, Corea, and Cambaya, and to trade there”, and he set sail on 1st December 1604, returning in July 1606 after time spent plundering Dutch settlements in Indonesia. He was buried in Hackney.

Photo used as featured image: St Mary's Church, Abergavenny, Photo © Jaggery (cc-by-sa/2.0),

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27 April – The death of David Lewis of Abergavenny