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December 6 – Sir Hugh Paulet

On this day in Tudor history, 6th December 1573, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Hugh Paulet died at his home in Hinton St George in Somerset.

Paulet distinguished himself as a soldier in Henry VIII's reign, and in Edward VI's reign he served as Governor of Jersey. Although he was a Protestant, he served as Vice-President of the Welsh Marches in Mary I's reign, and went on to have a successful career in Elizabeth I's reign.

Paulet was an important man and a royal servant, but still managed to die a natural death at his home.

Find out more about Sir Hugh Paulet...

You can find out more about his son, Amias (Amyas), who was asked to assassinate Mary, Queen of Scots, in this video -

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December 6 – Sir Hugh Paulet