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The Tudor Society

May 29 – The hanging of John Penry, and a fire-breathing dragon on the Thames

On this day in Tudor history, 29th May 1593, Welsh religious controversialist, and a man regarded by Welsh historians as the pioneer of Welsh nonconformity, John Penry was hanged at St Thomas-a-Watering in Surrey.

John Penry was linked to the Martin Marprelate tracts and the resulting Marprelate Controversy, not for writing them, but for helping to run the secret press that printed them.

Find out more about Penry, his life and his work, and his involvement with these tracts, and how appealing to William Cecil didn't save him from the hangman's noose...

On this day in Tudor history, 29th May 1533, the citizens of London were treated to a spectacular river procession. It was part of the coronation celebrations for England's new queen, Anne Boleyn.

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May 29 – The hanging of John Penry, and a fire-breathing dragon on the Thames