The Tudor Society

8 April – A cat in priest’s clothing

In today's video, I talk about an act of rebellion in 1554, an act of defiance by someone opposed to Queen Mary I's religious changes.

It was on this day in Tudor history, 8th April 1554, that a cat dressed as a Catholic priest and holding a piece of paper to represent the communion wafer, was hanged at the gallows in Cheapside.

Find out more about what happened, the meaning behind it, and Queen Mary I's reaction to it, in my video:

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