The Tudor Society
  • #OTD in Tudor History – 6 February

    A portrait of Martin Bucer and an engraving of Paul Fagius

    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…

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  • February 6 – Edmund Plowden

    A line engraving of Edmund Plowden by T. Stayner

    On this day in Tudor history, 6th February 1585, lawyer, legal scholar and law reporter, Edmund Plowden, died in London.

    Plowden was laid to rest in the Middle Temple Church.

    Cambridge University’s libraries and the British Library contain manuscripts of his commentaries and opinions, and he is known for his 1571 volume of law reports covering cases during the reigns of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

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