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27 June – A farming bishop who was sadly betrayed

On this day in Tudor history, 27th June 1578, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Bishop of Exeter, William Bradbridge, died at the age of seventy-one.

The poor man died in poverty due to the actions of one of his staff. Very sad.

Find out more in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts...

On this day in Tudor history, 27th June 1497, in the reign of King Henry VII, lawyer and member of Parliament Thomas Flamank and blacksmith Michael Joseph (known as Michael an Gof), two of the chief commanders of the Cornish rebels, were hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn in London.

What had led them to this awful end? What was the Cornish Rebellion about and why do they have "fame permanent and immortal"? Find out more about them and their ends...

Also on this day in Tudor history, 27th June 1505, the thirteen-year-old Henry, Prince of Wales, the future King Henry VIII, broke up with his betrothed, Catherine of Aragon. It was the eve of their wedding too.

Find out why he did this and what happened...

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27 June – A farming bishop who was sadly betrayed