The Tudor Society
  • October 16 – Cardinal William Allen

    On this day in Tudor history, 16th October 1594, in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, Cardinal William Allen died at his home in the via Monserrato, Rome, while in exile. He was buried in Rome, in the English College’s Church.

    Allen founded the English Colleges at Douai and Reims and helped found the one at Rome, and supported a Spanish invasion of England.

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  • Monday Martyrs – William Allen, Roger Coe and Thomas Cob

    Three silhouettes of a man's head

    This week’s Monday Martyrs are Protestants William Allen, Roger Coe and Thomas Cob, who were burnt at the stake at the beginning of September 1555, in the reign of Queen Mary I after being condemned together by John Hopton, Bishop of Norwich, for heresy on 12th August.

    William Allen was burnt at Walsingham in Norfolk, Roger Coe was burnt at Yoxford in Suffolk, and butcher Thomas Cob was burnt at Thetford in Norfolk.

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