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#OTD in Tudor History – 6 February

On this day in Tudor history, 6th February, the remains of two famous reformers were burned with their books, a poet who wrote a slanderous play and poem was baptised, and a law reporter died...

  • 1557 - The remains of reformers Martin Bucer and Paul Fagius were exhumed and publicly burned, after they posthumously found guilty of heresy. They were burned, along with their books, on Market Hill in Cambridge. See below for video.
  • 1561 – Baptism of Tailboys Dymoke (pseudonym Thomas Cutwode) at Kyme in Lincolnshire. He was the son of Sir Robert Dymoke, and his wife, Bridget (née Clinton). Dymoke is known for his allegorical poem, Caltha poetarum, or, “The Bumble Bee”, which he published under the name of Thomas Cutwode. See below for video.

  • 1585 – Death of Edmund Plowden, lawyer, legal scholar and law reporter, in London. He was laid to rest in the Middle Temple Church. Click here to find out more about Plowden and his law reports.

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#OTD in Tudor History – 6 February