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6 August – Cruel was the fight

On this day in Tudor history, 6th August 1549, the Crown's forces met the rebels of the Prayer Book Rebellion in another battle, the Battle of Clyst Heath.

I share an account of the battle of which Lord Grey said "he never, in all the wars that he had been, knew the like". I also explain what happened next in the Prayer Book Rebellion of 1549.

Also on this day in history:

  • 1504 – Birth of Matthew Parker, Archbishop of Canterbury, in the parish of St Saviour, Norwich. Parker was the son of worsted weaver William Parker and his wife Alice Monings [Monins] from Kent.
  • 1514 – Marriage of Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII and widow of James IV of Scotland, and Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, at Kinnoull in Perthshire.
  • 1623 – Death of Anne Hathaway, wife of William Shakespeare. Anne was buried next to her husband in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Stratford-upon-Avon.

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  1. R

    Is your local riot, sorry wedding still going on? Really terrible endings to these rebellions, the crown took terrible revenge.

    Are you sure you haven’t got a football crowd outside?

    Seriously, these changes were felt very deeply across the country. Terrible reprisals against ordinary people.

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6 August – Cruel was the fight