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#OTD in Tudor history – 2 June

On this day in Tudor history, 2nd June, Henry VIII's third wife, Jane Seymour, made her first appearance as queen; rebels including Sir Francis Bigod were executed in the aftermath of the Pilgrimage of Grace; and Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk, was executed...

  • 1535 – Death of Sir Humphrey Coningsby, judge.
  • 1536 – Death of John Stewart (Stuart), 2nd Duke of Albany, at his château of Mirefleur in the Auvergne.
  • 1536 – Jane Seymour's first appearance as queen. See video below.
  • 1537 – Executions of rebels Sir Francis Bigod, George Lumley and Sir Thomas Percy after Bigod's Rebellion in the aftermath of the Pilgrimage of Grace. See video below.
  • 1567 – Death of Shane O'Neill, Irish chieftain. He was killed by the Scots who cut his throat.
  • 1572 – Execution of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk. He was buried in the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London. See video below.

  • 1581 – Execution of James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton and former regent of Scotland, for treason. He was executed in Edinburgh, at the cross, by the "maiden", a type of guillotine.
  • 1595 – Death of William Wickham, Bishop of Winchester, at Winchester House, Southwark - either this date or 12th June.
  • 1609 – Burial of Elizabeth Russell (née Cooke), Lady Russell, linguist and courtier. She was buried at Bisham Church. She was the daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke and wife of Sir Thomas Hoby and then, after his death, Lord John Russell.
  • 1626 – Death of Sir Edward Bromley, judge.
  • 1636 – Death of Theophilus Field, Bishop of Hereford. He was buried at Hereford Cathedral.

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#OTD in Tudor history – 2 June