The Tudor Society

May 5 – The end of a religious radical, Henry Sidney and a pardon for the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk

On this day in Tudor history, 5th May 1543, religious radical, Adam Damplip, also known as George Bucker, was hanged, drawn and quartered in Calais, which was an English territory at the time.

Although it was his heretical preaching that had got him into trouble, he couldn't be executed as a heretic, so he was condemned as a traitor instead - clever, but nasty!

On this day in Tudor history, 5th May 1586, courtier Sir Henry Sidney died.

Find out more about Sidney, his offices and family, and where his body and heart were buried...

On this day in Tudor history, 5th May 1542, just under three months after the execution of her stepgranddaughter, Queen Catherine Howard, Agnes Tilney, Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, was pardoned and released from the Tower of London.

Find out how the dowager duchess ended up in the Tower...

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