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Tudor Minute February 14: Nicholas Carew Goes on Trial

Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for February 14.

Today in 1539 Nicholas Carew was tried for his role in the Exeter Conspiracy, and he would be killed later in March. Carew was a courtier and close friend of Henry VIII and he was one of the men who so molded Jane Grey for her role as Queen, after falling out with the Boleyns. But life at court could be ruthless, and when Thomas Cromwell showed Henry letters that implicated Carew in a plot to put Cardinal Reginald Pole on the throne, Henry turned on him quickly. He was pronounced guilty, and killed on 3 March at Tyburn.

That’s your Tudor Minute for today. Remember you can dive deeper into life in 16th century England through the Renaissance English History Podcast at englandcast.com.