The Tudor Society

October 14 – A man whose teeth saved him from death

Yes, you read the title correctly! Today, I'm telling you about Tudor poet and diplomat Sir Thomas Chaloner the Elder, whose teeth did save him from death.

On this day in Tudor history, 14th October 1565, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Thomas Chaloner the Elder died at his home in Clerkenwell, London. He was just forty-four years old.

Chaloner had served four Tudor monarchs as a diplomat, but he also wrote English and Latin works.

Find out more about Thomas Chaloner, his life, his career, and how his teeth saved him from death...

J Stephan Edwards’ translation of Chaloner’s work on Lady Jane Grey -

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