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June 17 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned, and a man who survived being condemned to death

On this day in Tudor history, 17th June 1567, in Scotland, Mary, Queen of Scots, was imprisoned at Loch Leven Castle.

She'd been taken prisoner following her surrender at the Battle of Carberry Hill on 15th June.

At Loch Leven, it was reported that she miscarried twins fathered by her third husband, the Earl of Bothwell, and she was also forced to abdicate. She did, however, escape, but her freedom was very short-lived.

Find out more about this time in Mary, Queen of Scots' life...

And on this day in Tudor history, 17th June 1551, in the reign of King Edward VI, Sir George Blage died a natural death.

Blage was fortunate to die naturally as he'd been condemned to death in Henry VIII's reign.

Find out a bit more in this short video...

Today is also the anniversary of the end of the Cornish Rebellion at the Battle of Blackheath in 1497...

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June 17 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is imprisoned, and a man who survived being condemned to death