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The Tudor Society

June 3 – A bishop who suffered for his queen, and the Royal Supremacy

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd June 1594, John Aylmer, Bishop of London, died.

Hear a story about how he suffered pain to help a poorly Queen Elizabeth I...

And on this day in 1535, Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's vicar-general, issued orders regarding the royal supremacy to the bishops of the kingdom.

But what was the royal supremacy and what were the clergy expected to do?

And on this very same day in history, 3rd June 1535, Sir Thomas More was interrogated in the Tower.

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June 3 – A bishop who suffered for his queen, and the Royal Supremacy