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The Tudor Society

December 15 – The death of Thomas Parry, loyal servant to Elizabeth I

On this day in Tudor history, 15th December 1560, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Thomas Parry died.

Parry served Elizabeth I as Comptroller of the Household and Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire.

The Spanish ambassador claimed that Parry died of “sheer grief”. He was buried at Westminster Abbey.

Parry had served Elizabeth for over 13 years and had been a loyal servant and friend to her. So why did he die of grief?

Find out more about Thomas Parry, his background, life, and why he was so upset in 1560...

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December 15 – The death of Thomas Parry, loyal servant to Elizabeth I