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May 22 – A prophecy fulfilled and new Garter knights

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd May 1538, Franciscan friar John Forest met his end at Smithfield in London for his allegiance to the Church of Rome.

His death, along with the burning of a religious statue from Wales, was said to be the fulfilment of a prophecy made about the statue.

Find out more about Blessed John Forest and the prophecy...

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd May 1541, following their elections on St George’s Day, 23rd April 1541, Edward Seymour, Earl of Hertford; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey; Sir John Gage, and Sir Anthony Wingfield were all installed as Knights of the Garter.

Who were these men and what was the Order of the Garter?

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May 22 – A prophecy fulfilled and new Garter knights