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The Tudor Society

October 1 – A bishop and royal tutor

On this day in Tudor history, 1st October 1500, in the reign of King Henry VII, John Alcock, Bishop of Ely, died at Wisbech Castle.

As well as being a clergyman, John Alcock had been a scholar and he'd served as a royal tutor and administrator.

Alcock had been a tutor to Prince Edward, the son of King Edward IV and the future King Edward V, who, of course, has gone down in history as one of the Princes in the Tower. Alcock also christened another prince.

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October 1 – A bishop and royal tutor