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September 17 – The Earl of Rutland dies of plague

On this day in Tudor history, 17th September 1563, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, died.

The courtier and soldier died during an outbreak of the plague, which was rife in London that year and killed about 24% of London's citizens.

Manners had served King Henry VIII, King Edward VI, Queen Mary I and Queen Elizabeth I, so had a long and interesting career, which also saw him imprisoned at one point.

His tomb "is a reflection of the religious changes and turmoil of the period" and you can see photos of it at https://www.bottesfordhistory.org.uk/content/places/places-of-worship/st-marys-architecture-and-monuments/st-marys-bottesford-phase-v-ii-monument-to-henry-manners-2nd-earl-of-rutland

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September 17 – The Earl of Rutland dies of plague