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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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3rd June 1535 – Thomas More is Interrogated

On the 3rd June 1535, Sir Thomas more was visited in the Tower of London by Thomas Boleyn, Thomas Audley, Thomas Cromwell and the Duke of Suffolk. They were sent to interrogate him regarding his views in the royal supremacy. … Continue reading

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30th May 1533 – Knights of the Bath

Picture of the Tower of London. On the 30th May 1533, eighteen men were created Knights of the Bath. This was for Anne Boleyn’s coronation and took place in the Tower of London on the night of the 30/31st May. … Continue reading

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