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The Tudor Society

September 5 – The death of Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London

On this day in Tudor history, 5th September 1569, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London, died in Marshalsea Prison.

Bonner had started his career in Henry VIII's reign and was not just a churchman, he was also a diplomat. He'd been nicknamed “Bloody Bonner” in Mary I's reign from being in charge of burning reformers in London.

Find out about his life, career and how he ended up dying in prison...

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September 5 – The death of Edmund Bonner, Bishop of London