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October 3 – Sir William Fitzwilliam

A photo of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, resting place of William Fitzwilliam

On this day in Tudor history, 3rd October 1559, Sir William Fitzwilliam, gentleman of King Edward VI's privy chamber, died.

Fitzwilliam was a member of Parliament, a favourite of both the Duke of Somerset and Duke of Northumberland, and served Mary I as deputy chancellor in Ireland.

Here are a few facts about Sir William Fitzwilliam:

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