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Tudor Minute June 27: Cornish Rebels Executed


Hey, this is Heather from the Renaissance English History Podcast, and this is your Tudor Minute for June 27.

Today in 1497 two leaders of the Cornish rebellion were executed in London, at Tyburn. Thomas Flamank and Michael Joseph were hanged, drawn, and quartered.

The rebellion was an uprising by the people primarily caused when the impoverished Cornish populace were upset at Henry VII raising war taxes for a campaign in Scotland. The rebels began in the small towns of Cornwall, and marched to Wells, and on to London gathering forces as they went. They made it all the way to Blackheath where there was the Battle of Deptford Bridge on June 17. Henry VII won it, put down the rebellion, and ten days later the leaders were executed.

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 where there is a series on Tudor Rebellions.

Tudor Rebellions Part 1
Tudor Rebellions Part 2

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