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 and a medieval wall painting at

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

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