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The Tudor Society

August 29 – The Feast of the Beheading of St John the Baptist

Today, 29th August, is the Feast of the beheading of St John the Baptist.

In this video, I share the story behind this Tudor holy day, a story which is often depicted in illuminations in manuscripts and psalters.

You can see photos of illuminations at https://blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanuscripts/2014/08/dont-lose-your-head-its-just-st-john-the-baptists-day.html and a medieval wall painting at

https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9578703780

And here's my video on Midsummer and St John the Baptist:

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August 29 – The Feast of the Beheading of St John the Baptist