The Tudor Society

6 October – A sweating sickness expert and the execution of William Tyndale

On this day in Tudor history, 6th October 1510, John Caius was born at Norwich.

Caius was a theological scholar, founder of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, royal physician (to Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I) and author of a book on sweating sickness.

In this video, I give an overview of John Caius' life and career, as well as sharing some of what he wrote on sweating sickness, that mystery Tudor illness.

Also on this day in Tudor history, 6th October 1536, reformer, scholar and Bible translator William Tyndale was executed.

One of Tyndale's works had helped King Henry VIII while another incurred the king's wrath and led to Tyndale's execution.

Why? What happened?

Find out...

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