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June 14 – Friar Peto and Sir Christopher Danby, both lucky men

On this day in Tudor history, 14th June 1557, in the reign of Mary I, Friar William Peto was made a cardinal and a papal legate.

He'd done well to survive Henry VIII's reign as he'd upset the king with a controversial sermon and was attainted at one point.

Find out more about Peto in this short video...

Not many men who are implicated in rebellions manage to keep their head, but Sir Christopher Danby died a natural death on this day in Tudor history, 14th June 1571.

Who was Danby? What was he involved in? And how did he survive?

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June 14 – Friar Peto and Sir Christopher Danby, both lucky men