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The Tudor Society
  • May 22 – A prophecy fulfilled and new Garter knights

    On this day in Tudor history, 22nd May 1538, Franciscan friar John Forest met his end at Smithfield in London for his allegiance to the Church of Rome.

    His death, along with the burning of a religious statue from Wales, was said to be the fulfilment of a prophecy made about the statue.

    Find out more about Blessed John Forest and the prophecy…

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  • 12 May – A very obstinate friar

    On this day in Tudor history, 12th May 1538, a Franciscan friar obstinately refused to make a public recantation of his allegiance to Rome.

    Friar John Forest had been condemned for heresy and was meant to abjure his faith at St Paul’s Cross, but he decided not to. Find out more about what happened:

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  • 22 May – Blessed John Forest and a prophecy fulfilled

    On this day in Tudor history, 22nd May 1538, Franciscan friar John Forest met his end at Smithfield in London for his allegiance to the Church of Rome.

    His death, along with the burning of a religious statue from Wales, was said to be the fulfilment of a prophecy made about the statue.

    Find out more about Blessed John Forest and the prophecy in today’s video.

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