The Tudor Society
  • 1 March – George Wishart, a man with close friends and bitter enemies, and Thomas Campion died and was laid to rest

    On this day in Tudor history, 1st March 1546, Scottish evangelical preacher and martyr George Wishart was hanged and burned at St Andrews, Scotland.

    Wishart had been charged with 18 counts of heresy and although he answered each one he was condemned to death.

    Find out more about this Scottish preacher, what he was accused of and his sad end in this talk…

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  • 1 March – Thomas Campion died and was laid to rest

    On this day in history, 1st March 1620, Tudor poet, composer and physician Thomas Campion died and was laid to rest.

    Campion was a prolific composer and poet, yet he died in quite humble circumstances. He did, however, escape imprisonment and worse after being implicated in a man’s poisoning. Find out more about this man in this video.

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  • Thomas Campion (1567-1620)

    On this day in 1620, Thomas Campion, the famous Tudor and Stuart physician, poet and musician, died. He was laid to rest on the same day he died at St Dunstan-in-the-West, Fleet Street, London.

    Campion was born in 1567 and was the son of John Campion, cursitor to the chancery court, and Lucy Searle. His father died when he was nine, so he was brought up by two stepfathers. Campion was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and he was admitted to Gray’s Inn, one of the four Inns of Court in London, in April 1586.

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