Tag Archives: Execution

The execution of Thomas More and the story of his head.

Today is the anniversary of the execution of Thomas More. In brief More was a Catholic opposer to the English reformation who  rose to the dizzy heights of Lord Chancellor in Henry VIIIs court. He was a Lawyer, social philosopher … Continue reading

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The Anniversary of the Executions of Thomas Culpepper and Francis Dereham

Today is the 4735rd Anniversary of the executions of Thomas Culpepper and Francis Dereham for the crime of high treason for sleeping with the kings wife, that king was Henry VIII and the Queen is Catherine Howard, wife number 5 … Continue reading

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Worst Jobs in History: Executioners

As the task of finding a job continues I have once again found myself thinking of some of the worst jobs on offer in history. Fairly high up on that list of worst jobs came, Executioner. When I think of … Continue reading

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Remembering Catherine Howard 5th Queen of Henry VIII

Today is the anniversary of the execution of Henry VIII’s 5th and youngest wife Catherine Howard. She was the cousin of the ill-fated 2nd Queen Anne Boleyn. The noble families were all power hungry and their daughters were used as … Continue reading

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