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3 June – Sir Thomas More is interrogated

Sketch of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd June 1535, Sir Thomas More, King Henry VIII’s former Lord Chancellor and good friend, was interrogated in the Tower of London by members of the king's council.

These men were trying to get More to give a definitive answer on whether the statute of supremacy was lawful, seeing as he'd refused to take the oath of supremacy.

What happened on their visit and what was said afterwards?

Find out in today's video.

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