The Tudor Society

April 7 – Robert Aske and Elizabeth Boleyn

On this day in Tudor history, 7th April 1537, Robert Aske and Thomas Darcy, 1st Baron Darcy, were sent to the Tower of London.

Both Aske and Darcy had been involved in the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion of 1536, with Aske being "chief captain" of the rebels.

Even though Henry VIII pardoned the rebels after negotiations in 1536, Darcy and Aske were arrested, imprisoned and executed as traitors.

Find out more about what happened and more about Robert Aske, the rebel leader...

And here's a video about the Pilgrimage of Grace:

Also on this day in Tudor history, 7th April 1538, Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire and mother of Anne Boleyn, was laid to rest at St Mary’s Church, Lambeth.

Find out more about her burial and resting place...

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