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The Tudor Society

October 15 – Schoolteacher Richard Gwyn is executed

On this day in Tudor history, 15th October 1584, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Richard Gwyn (Richard White) was hanged, drawn and quartered at Wrexham in Wales.

The schoolteacher and poet was executed for high treason for his Catholic faith.

Find out about Richard Gwyn's life, how an attack by crows and kites made him steadfast in his faith, his arrest and downfall, his works, and the legends associated with his death...

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October 15 – Schoolteacher Richard Gwyn is executed