On this day in Tudor history, 5th May 1586, courtier Sir Henry Sidney died.
Find out more about Sidney, his offices and family, and where his body and heart were buried, in this #TudorHistoryShorts video.
You can find out about heart burial in this video:
and I also did some Tudor Society talks on death and burial:
- Burial in Tudor Times – Part 1: Shrouding
- Burial in Tudor times – Part 2: Embalming and heart and entrails burial
On this day in Tudor history, 5th May 1543, religious radical, Adam Damplip, also known as George Bucker, was hanged, drawn and quartered in Calais, which was an English territory at the time.
Although it was his heretical preaching that had got him into trouble, he couldn't be executed as a heretic, so he was condemned as a traitor instead - clever, but nasty!
Let me explain more...
Also on this day in Tudor history, 5th May 1542, just under three months after the execution of her step-granddaughter, Queen Catherine Howard, Agnes Tilney, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, was pardoned and released from the Tower of London. Find out how she ended up in the Tower:
And in 1536, in the lead-up to Queen Anne Boleyn’s execution, there were eight prisoners in the Tower of London – the queen and seven men. Who were they and what was going on? Find out in the 5th May 1536 video: