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January 11 – Blessed William Carter

The Tyburn Tree, the gallows at Tyburn

The Tyburn Tree, the gallows

On 11th January 1584, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Blessed William Carter was executed for treason.

Printer William Carter, who was about thirty-six years of age at his death, had been found guilty of treason for printing a book which allegedly contained a passage inciting the queen’s assassination. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn.

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