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April 8- Magdalen Browne (née Dacre), Viscountess Montagu, a woman who sheltered Catholic priests

the gatehouse of Battle Abbey, home of Magdalen Browne and her husband

Battle Abbey

On this day in history, 8th April 1608, in the reign of King James I, Magdalen Browne (née Dacre), Viscountess Montagu and patron of Roman Catholics, died at Battle in East Sussex, following a stroke she had suffered in January 1508.

Magdalen was buried at Midhurst.

Here are some facts about this Tudor lady:

Read "The life of the most honourable and vertuous lady the Lady Magdalen Viscountesse Montague" by Richard Smith at

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