On this day Tudor history, 28th July 1540, in the reign of King Henry VIII, a client of Thomas Cromwell, who was also executed that day, ended his life on the scaffold.
What was the magic and "detestable vice and sin" of which he was accused?
Find out more about him in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts
On this day in Tudor history, 28th July 1540, the same day that Henry VIII married Catherine Howard, Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, the king’s former chief advisor, was beheaded on Tower Hill having been found guilty of corruption, heresy and treason.
Find out about Cromwell's botched execution and his execution speech...
For more details on Cromwell's downfall, see this video:
Also on this day in Tudor history, 28th July 1540, the very same day, Henry VIII married for a fifth time, marrying Catherine Howard.
You can find out more about that in this video: