The Tudor Society

December 31 – Bishop Owen Oglethorpe

On this day in Tudor history, 31st December 1559, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Bishop Owen Oglethorpe died while under house arrest in London. The Bishop of Carlisle was buried at St Dunstan-in-the-West on 6th January 1560.

Oglethorpe officiated at Elizabeth I's coronation in 1559 but had angered the queen at Christmas 1558 by disobeying her instructions at Mass.

What did Oglethorpe do and why did he end his days under house arrest?

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