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3 June – A bishop who helped his poorly queen

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd June 1594, John Aylmer, Bishop of London, died.

Hear a story about how he suffered pain to help a poorly Queen Elizabeth I in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts:

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd June 1535, Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's vicar-general, issued orders regarding the royal supremacy to the bishops of the kingdom.

But what was the royal supremacy and what were the clergy expected to do?

Find out all about the royal supremacy, the orders sent and how bishops reacted...

Also on this very same day in history, 3rd June 1535, Sir Thomas More was interrogated in the Tower.

You can find out more about what happened in this video:

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3 June – A bishop who helped his poorly queen