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January 4 – The burial of Roger Ascham

On this day in Tudor history, 4th January 1569 author, scholar and royal tutor Roger Ascham was buried in St Stephen's Chapel at St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, London.

Ascham, who had served as a tutor to Queen Elizabeth I in her youth, had died on 30th December 1568.

You can find out more about Ascham in the video I did on the anniversary of his death...

St Sepulchre-without-Newgate is also the resting place of Thomas Culpeper (Catherine Howard's sweetheart), Protestant martyr John Rogers, and chronicler and Windsor Herald Charles Wriothesley.

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January 4 – The burial of Roger Ascham