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28th July 1540 – Thomas Cromwell Is Executed

Thomas Cromwell was beheaded on Tower Hill on the 28th July 1540. This was also the day that Henry VIII married Katherine Howard. Cromwell was condemned to death without trial and, after the execution, his head was set on a … Continue reading

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6th July 1535 – Thomas More’s Execution

On the 6th July 1535, Thomas More was executed. He was originally sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered (which was the usual punishment for traitors who were not nobility), but the King commuted it to decapitation. As he came … Continue reading

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