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The Tudor Society

June 27 – The end of two Cornish rebels, and a bishop who died in poverty

On this day in Tudor history, 27th June 1497, in the reign of King Henry VII, two of the chief commanders of the rebels of the Cornish Rebellion were executed.

Lawyer and member of Parliament Thomas Flamank and blacksmith Michael Joseph (known as Michael an Gof) were hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn in London.

What had led them to this awful end?

What was the Cornish Rebellion about and why do they have "fame permanent and immortal"?

Find out more about them and their ends in this video...

You can find out more about the rebellion and the Battle of Blackheath in my video at https://youtu.be/u5uPO7Vza9Y

And on this day in 1578, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, William Bradbridge, Bishop of Exeter, died at the age of seventy-one.

The poor man died in poverty due to the actions of one of his staff.

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June 27 – The end of two Cornish rebels, and a bishop who died in poverty