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The Tudor Society
  • #OTD in Tudor history – 27 February

    An engraving of Catholic martyr Roger Filcock and a statue of St Anne Line

    On this day in Tudor history, 27th February, English forces were defeated by the Scots at the Battle of Ancrum Moor, diarist and clergyman Richard Madox died at sea, and two priests and the woman who harboured them were executed…

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  • 27 February – The ends of three Catholics at Tyburn and The Battle of Ancrum Moor and a legendary stone

    On this day in Tudor history, 27th February 1601, Benedictine monk Mark Barkworth (also known by the alias Lambert), Jesuit Roger Filcock, and widow Anne Line were executed at Tyburn.

    Barkworth and Filcock had been found guilty of treason for being priests and were given the full traitor’s death, i.e. they were hanged, drawn and quartered. Anne Line was sentenced to death for harbouring a priest and was hanged.

    Find out more about these Catholics, who were victims of Queen Elizabeth I’s legislation against Jesuits, in this talk…

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  • 27 February – The Battle of Ancrum Moor and a legendary stone

    On 27th February 1545, the Battle of Ancrum Moor, part of the War of the Rough Wooing, took place near Jedburgh in Scotland.

    In today’s video, I explain what caused the War of the Rough Wooing and what happened when the English and Scots’ forces clashed that day. I also talk about the legend surrounding Lilliard’s Stone, which can be found on the battlefield.

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  • Battle of Ancrum Moor

    On 27th February 1545, the English forces were defeated by the Scots at the Battle of Ancrum Moor, near Jedburgh in Scotland.

    The battle was part of the 1543-1550 War of the Rough Wooing, a war attempting to put pressure on the Scots to agree to a marriage match between the infant Mary, Queen of Scots and Henry VIII’s son, Edward (the future Edward VI).

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