The Tudor Society

30 April – Lawyer James Bainham’s end at Smithfield

On this day in Tudor history, 30th April 1532, in the reign of King Henry VIII, lawyer James Bainham was burned at the stake at Smithfield for his reformed faith.

Find out more about what led this man to the stake, as well as an account of his end, in today's video.

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