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5th July 1535 – Thomas More Writes to His Daughter

On the 5th July 1535, Sir Thomas More wrote to his daughter Margaret Roper from the Tower of London. This was the day before his execution, as he had been found guilty of high treason for refusing to recognise Henry … Continue reading

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12th June 1540 – Thomas Cromwell Writes to Henry VIII From the Tower

On the 12th June 1540, Thomas Cromwell wrote to Henry VIII. He had been arrested two days earlier and was now in the Tower of London. This is his letter, where he pleads his innocence and asks for mercy: ‘Prostrate … Continue reading

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