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The Tudor Society

October 22 – A baron dies in exile

On this day in Tudor history, 22nd October 1577, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Parker, 11th Baron Morley, died in Paris.

Morley was a Roman Catholic who had fled abroad in 1570 after refusing to subscribe to Elizabeth I's “Act of Uniformity” and having been implicated in the 1569 Rising of the North.

Find out more about Morley, who was the nephew of Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford, and his rather interesting family, with their connections to the trial of Mary, Queen of Scots and the Gunpowder Plot...

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October 22 – A baron dies in exile