The Tudor Society

8 March – Sir Nicholas Carew’s sticky end

Nicholas Carew

On this day in Tudor history, 8th March 1539, former royal favourite Sir Nicholas Carew was beheaded for treason at Tower Hill.

How did a man who was once Henry VIII's good friend and Master of the Horse end his days on the scaffold? I give an overview of Carew's life, rise and fall, and his part in Anne Boleyn's fall, in today's video.

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