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March 27 – George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury

Drawing of the effigy of George Talbot, flanked by his two wives

On this day in Tudor history, 27th March 1539, George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury, was laid to rest in the Shrewsbury Chapel of St Peter's Church, Sheffield.

Talbot is known for his loyalty to the king during the Pilgrimage of Grace uprisings, which was seen as crucial to the failure of the rebellion.

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