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Execution
Alban
 June 22nd Becomes Britain's 1st Christian martyr at Verulamium
0686
Execution
Mul
  Mul was regarded as a usurper, burnt to death in a church at Canterbury
0740
Execution
Eadbert
  Orders the execution of Eanwine, son of Eadwulf, who claimed the throne 30 yrs before
0792
Execution
Osred II
 Sep 14th Executed for trying to regain the throne
0794
Execution
Offa
  Has King Ethelbert of East Anglia beheaded
0800
Execution
Alchmund
 May Eardwulf orders the execution of Alchmund who had been plotting with the Mercians
0800
Execution
Eardwulf
 May Eardwulf orders the execution of Alchmund who had been plotting with the Mercians
1064
Execution
Tostig
  Orders the execution of Gamel after he complains about Tostig's high taxes
  Orders the execution of Ulf after he complains about Tostig's high taxes
1279
Execution
Edward I
 April About 300 Jews are hanged in London for clipping the coinage
1282
Execution
Edmund
 Oct Arrests Llewellyn ap Gruffydd & beheads him
1283
Execution
Edward I
 Oct 3rd David I surrenders his own men, then is condemned & executed
 Aug After the execution of Wallace Scotland rebels under Robert I the Bruce
 Aug 24th Edward I has William Wallace executed
1306
Execution
Boys, Thomas Le
 Sep 7th Beheaded for supporting the Scots
1312
Execution
Gaveston, Piers
  Executed on Blacklow Hill outside Warwick
1312
Execution
Thomas of Plantagenet
  Lancater's private army separates the King and Gaveston, and Lancaster is one of the "judges" who convicts Gaveston and sees him executed
1312
Execution
Valence, Aymer de
  Supports Edward II when Lancaster has Gaveston taken from Pembroke & executed
1312
Execution
Edward II
 June A group of barons led by Lancaster arrest Gaveston & have him executed
1322
Execution
Bohun, Humphrey de
  Executed for supporting the rebellious barons
1322
Execution
Edward II
  Has Hartcla executed for helping the Scots advance into Cumberland
1322
Execution
Hartcla, Andrew
  Executed by Edward II for helping the Scots advance into Cumberland
1322
Execution
Thomas of Plantagenet
  Executed after being defeated at Boroughbridge by Edward II
1322
Execution
Edward II
 Mar 16th Defeats Lancaster & beheads him without a trial at the battle of Boroughbridge
 Mar 16th 1st time a sentence of death is passed on a peer
 Mar 16th Orders the execution of the Earl of Lancaster at Pontefract
1326
Execution
Despenser, Hugh
  Executed by Queen Isabella
  Executed by Roger de Mortimer & Queen Isabella
1330
Execution
Edmund of Woodstock
  Implicated in a plot to restore Edward III after & executed
1330
Execution
Isabella
  Edward III has Roger Mortimer executed, Isabella retires & joins an order of nuns
1330
Execution
Mortimer, Roger
  Executed by Edward III, drawn & hanged on the gallows of thieves at the Elms, Tyburn
 Nov 29th Hanged as a traitor at Tyburn
1381
Execution
Cavendish, John
  Beheaded by the followers of Jack Straw
1381
Execution
Cavendish, William
  Executed by the followers of Jack Cade
1381
Execution
Sudbury, Simon
  After crossing London Bridge without resistance, the rebels then gained entry to the Tower of London and captured Simon Sudbury, the unpopular Archbishop of Canterbury, before proceeding to behead him
1388
Execution
Tresilian, Robert
  Accused of treason by the Lords Appellant, opponents of Richard II, & hanged at Tyburn
1400
Execution
Holland, Thomas
  Kent, along with his uncle, the Earl of Huntingdon (no longer Duke of Exeter), plotted to kill King Henry IV and free King Richard II from prison and return him to the throne, this "Epiphany Rising" failed and Kent was captured and executed.
1405
Execution
Mowbray, Thomas
 June 4th Executed by Henry IV for being a traitor
1405
Execution
Plumpton, William
 June 4th Executed by Henry IV for being a traitor
1405
Execution
Scrope, Richard
 June 4th Executed by Henry IV for being a traitor
1414
Execution
Acton, John
 Jan 6th Leader of the Lolloards plans to kidnap Henry V in Kent but is captured & executed
1415
Execution
Richard
  Execution of Richard, Earl of Cambridge, by Henry V
1424
Execution
Henry VI
 Feb Sir John Mortimer is hanged, drawn & quartered by the Royal Council
1424
Execution
Mortimer, John
 Feb Sir John Mortimer is hanged, drawn & quartered by the Royal Council
1431
Execution
John of Bedford
 May 30th Permits Joan of arc to be burnt as a witch
1437
Execution
Graham, Robert
  Executed for assassinating James I
1437
Execution
Stewart
  Executed for leading a plot which assassinates James I
1450
Execution
Pole
 May 1st Intercepted by the Royal ship Nicholas of the Tower & beheaded
1450
Execution
Pole, William
 May 1st Intercepted by the Royal ship Nicholas of the Tower & beheaded
1460
Execution
Mountford, Osbert
 June 25th Ordered to take 500 men to reinforce Somerset's Army but is captured executed
1461
Execution
Tudor, Owen
  Beheaded by the Yorkists
1462
Execution
Vere
  Executed for plotting to assassinate Edward IV
1464
Execution
Beaufort, John
 May 15th Captured & executed at Hexham, virtually putting an end to Lancastrian resistance
1464
Execution
Herbert
 May 15th Captured & executed at the battle of Hexham by Lord Montagu
1469
Execution
Woodville, Richard
 Aug 12th Pro-Warwick rebels execute Woodville, father of Elizabeth Woodville Edward IV's Queen
1469
Execution
Woodville, John
 Aug 12th Executed after Edward's defeat at the battle of Edgecot
1471
Execution
Beaufort, Henry
 May 6th Beheaded by the Yorkists
1478
Execution
George of Clarence
 Feb 14th Executed for treason
1483
Execution
Stafford, Henry
  Following Buckingham's execution, his widow, Catherine, marries Jasper Tudor, 1st Duke of Bedford
1483
Execution
Woodville, Anthony
  Execeuted by Richard III without a trial`
1483
Execution
Richard III
 June 13th Has Hastings executed for treason during a meeting of the Council at the Tower
 June 25th Richard III, the Lord Protector, has Grey executed for treason
1483
Execution
Woodville, Richard
 June 25th Richard III, as Lord Protector, has Lord Rivers executed for treason
1483
Execution
Richard III
 Nov 2nd The Duke of Buckingham is executed by Richard III for instegating a Lancastrian plot
1483
Execution
Stafford, Henry
 Nov 2nd The Duke of Buckingham is executed by Richard III for instegating a Lancastrian plot
1495
Execution
Stanley, William
 Feb 10th Death of William Stanley, executed for treason for his support of the Warbeck conspiracy
 Feb 10th Death of William Stanley, executed for treason for his support of the Warbeck conspiracy
1497
Execution
Joseph, Michael
  A rebel Cornish leader executed after being captured at the battle of Blackheath
1497
Execution
Touchet, James
 June 28th Executed for leading e rebellion in Cornwall
1499
Execution
Edward of Clarence
  Executed for allegedly conspring with Perkin Warbeck as a 2nd pretender to the throne
1499
Execution
Wulfard
  Pretender to the throne, son of Edward IV's brother the Duke of Clarence
1499
Execution
Warbeck, Perkin
 Nov 23rd The pretender to the throne is hanged in the Tower of London
1510
Execution
Henry VIII
  Executed for "constructive treason" & preventing the King from removing him from power
  Really executed as a scapegoat for financial irreguarities
1510
Execution
Empson, Richard
 Aug 17th Executed for "constructive treason" & preventing the King removing him from power
1510
Execution
Henry VIII
 Aug 17th A useful scapegoat for Government financial irregularities
 Aug 17th Executed for "constructive treason"
1513
Execution
Henry VII
  Nephew of Edward IV & Yorkist heir, Edmind de la Pole, Earl of Suffolk, is executed
1513
Execution
Henry VIII
 May 4th Edmund de le Pole, supported by France as the "White Rose" pretender
 May 4th Has Edmund de le Pole executed for acting as a mercenary in the French Army
1521
Execution
Wolsey, Thomas
 April Execution of Edward Stafford for high treason
1521
Execution
Henry VIII
 May 17th Execution of Edward Stafford the Duke of Buckingham for high treason
 May 17th The title of Buckingham is made forfeit
1521
Execution
Stafford, Edward
 May 17th Executed under a trumped up charge of disloyalty to Henry VIII
1534
Execution
Barton, Elizabeth
 April 20th Elizabeth Barton is hanged at Tyburn for heresy
1534
Execution
Bocking, Edward
 April 20th Edward Bocking is hanged at Tyburn for heresy
1534
Execution
Henry VIII
 April 20th Elizabeth Barton is hanged at Tyburn for heresy, the "Nun of Kent"
  Commutes More's sentence of treason to beheading & permits More's family to attend
  Henry VIII commutes Fisher's sentence of treason to beheading
1535
Execution
More, Thomas
  Henry VIII commutes More's sentence to beheading & permits More's family to attend
1535
Execution
Fisher, John
 June 22nd Deprived of his position of Bishop of Rochester by the Act of Attainder, treated as a commoner, and tried by jury, found guilty, and condemned to be hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn
 June 22nd Executed for refusing to acknowledge the King as Head of the Church
1535
Execution
Henry VIII
 June 22nd John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester, is executed
1535
Execution
More, Thomas
 July 1st Sentenced to be hanged, drawn, and quartered (the usual punishment for traitors) but the King commutes this to execution by beheading
1535
Execution
Henry VIII
 July 6th Sir Thomas More is executed
1535
Execution
More, Thomas
 July 6th Executed for refusing to acknowledge the act of supremacy
 July 6th While on the scaffold declares that he died "the King's good servant, but God's first"
1536
Execution
Audley, Thomas
  Audley is a witness to the Queen's execution, and recommends to Parliament the new Act of Succession, which made Jane Seymour's issue legitimate
1536
Execution
Boleyn, Thomas
  Death of Thomas Boleyn, executed
1536
Execution
Howard, Thomas
  Witnesses the execution of his niece, Anne Boleyn
1536
Execution
Boleyn, George
 May 17th George Boleyn is executed
1536
Execution
Brereton, William
 May 17th William Brereton os executed
1536
Execution
Henry VIII
 May 17th Francis Weston is executed
 May 17th George Boleyn is executed
 May 17th Henry Norriss is executed
 May 17th Mark Smeaton is executed
 May 17th William Brereton is executed
1536
Execution
Norris, Henry
 May 17th Henry Norriss is executed
1536
Execution
Smeaton, Mark
 May 17th Mark Smeaton is executed
1536
Execution
Weston, Francis
 May 17th Francis Weston is executed
1536
Execution
Boleyn, Anne
 May 19th Beheaded on Tower Green by a headsman from Calais who uses a sword
 May 19th Found guilty of treason
1536
Execution
Henry VIII
 May 19th Has Anne Boleyn executed for high treason & adultery
1536
Execution
Aske, Robert
 July The leader of the Pilrimage of Grace is executed
1536
Execution
Henry VIII
 July The leader of the Pilrimage of Grace is executed
 Oct 6th William Tyndale is executed in the Low Countries
1536
Execution
Tyndale, William
 Oct 6th William Tyndale is executed in the Low Countries
1537
Execution
Aske, Robert
 Jan The King arrests Aske and several of the other leaders, such as Darcy, Constable, and Bigod, who were all convicted of treason and executed
1537
Execution
Bigod, Francis
 Jan The King arrests Aske and several of the other leaders, such as Darcy, Constable, and Bigod, who were all convicted of treason and executed
1537
Execution
Henry VIII
 Jan The King arrests Aske and several of the other leaders, such as Darcy, Constable, and Bigod, who were all convicted of treason and executed
 Feb Executions of the Pilgrimage of Grace rebels
 Feb 3rd Execution of the Earl of Kildare & his 5 uncles for treason
 July Robert Aske, The leader of the Pilrimage of Grace is executed
1539
Execution
Courtney
  The Earl of Devonshire is executed
1540
Execution
Bourchier, Henry
  Death of Henry Bourchier, executed
1540
Execution
Henry VIII
 July 28th Largely for organizing the King's Marriage to Anne of Cleves
1541
Execution
Culpepper, Thomas
 Dec 10th Executed after Catherine Howard confesses unchastity with Dereham & Culpepper
1541
Execution
Dereham, Francis
 Dec 10th Executed after Catherine Howard admits prenuptial unchastity with Dereham & Culpepper
1541
Execution
Henry VIII
 Dec 10th Francis Dereham is executed for treason, an alleged lover of Catherine Howard
 Dec 10th Thomas Culpepper is executed for treason, an alleged lover of Catherine Howard
1542
Execution
Howard
 Feb 12th Asks to see her execution block so she can die with dignity, wish granted
 Feb 12th Told she is to be executed the following day
1542
Execution
Henry VIII
 Feb 13th Henry's 5th wife, Catherine Howard, is executed on Tower Green for unfaithfulness
1542
Execution
Howard
 Feb 13th Catherine Howard is executed for adultery
1545
Execution
Wishart, George
  Henry VIII's political agent in Scotland is arrested & executed by Cardinal Beaton
1546
Execution
Crome, Edward
  Burnt for heresy, a believer in Reformation he is found to have Court connections
1546
Execution
Wishart, George
 Mar 1st The Scottish Lutheran is burnt at the stake on the orders of Cardinal Beaton
1546
Execution
Askew, Anne
 July 16th Burnt for heresy, a believer in Reformation she is found to have Court connections
1546
Execution
Henry VIII
 July 16th Anne Askew is burnt at Smithfield for heresy
1547
Execution
Howard, Thomas
 Jan 21st Executed during a power struggle for the Regency Council during Edward's minority
1547
Execution
Howard
 Jan 21st Executuion of Henery Howard, Earl of Surrey
1549
Execution
Seymour, Edward
  Execution of his brother, Baron Seymour of Sudeley, Lord High Admiral
1549
Execution
Seymour, Thomas
 Mar 20th Seymour is executed for treason
1552
Execution
Dudley, John
 Jan 22nd Orders the execution of the Duke of Somerset
1552
Execution
Seymour, Edward
 Jan 22nd Death of Edward Seymour, executed
1553
Execution
Dudley, John
 Aug 21st Executed for trying to prevent Mary's succession
1553
Execution
Mary I
 Aug 21st The Earl of Northumberland & 2 of his accomplices are executed
  Lady Jane Grey, Nortumberland's nine day puppet Queen, is executed
1554
Execution
Rogers, John
  The first of many to be executed for heresy in an attempt to restore Catholicism
1554
Execution
Wyatt, Thomas
 Feb Execution of Thomas Wyatt
1554
Execution
Grey, Henry
 Feb 12th Executed by Mary I for taking part in the Wyatt rising against Mary's Spanish marriage
1554
Execution
Grey, Jane
 Feb 12th Taken prisoner after the uprising, executed at Tower Green for treason
 Feb 12th Taken to the Tower & executed
1554
Execution
Mary I
 April 11th Thomas Wyatt is executed
1554
Execution
Wyatt, Thomas
 April 11th Wyatt is executed, bringing an end to the Peasants Revolt
1554
Execution
Dudley, John
 Aug 21st Executed by Queen Mary as a consequence of the Wyatt rebellion
1554
Execution
Latimer, Hugh
 Oct 16th Executed for treason & heresy with Nicholas Ridley
 Oct 16th "We shall light such a candle... as I trust will never be put out"
1554
Execution
Ridley, Nicholas
 Oct 16th Burnt at the stake
1555
Execution
Mary I
  Over 300 Protestant martyrs are burnt, Mary earns the name "Bloody"
  Has Cranmer executed for heresy
1556
Execution
Cranmer, Thomas
 Mar 21st Burnt at the stake by Mary I
 Mar 21st Holds his hand in the fire which signed the annulment of Henry VIII from Catherine
1569
Execution
Elizabeth I
 Dec Elizabeth I has 400 rank-and-file rebels executed
  Beginning of the execution of missionary priests
  Executes Norfolk for a plot to bring Mary Stewart to the throne & restore Catholicism
1572
Execution
Howard
  Norfolk is xxecuted for treason
1572
Execution
Howard, Thomas
  Norfolk is executed for treason for his involvement in the Ridolfi plot
1573
Execution
Devereux, Walter
  Attempts to suppress rebellion led by Sorley boy MacDonnell
  Executes Brian MacPhelim
1581
Execution
Campion, St Edmund
 Dec 1st Executed after being falsely implicated in a plot against Elizabeth I
1581
Execution
Elizabeth I
 Dec 1st St Edmund Campion is executed when falsely implicated in a plot against Elizabeth I
1582
Execution
Nugent, Nicholas
 April 6th Executed on a fabricated charge of treason
1583
Execution
Elizabeth I
  Throckmorton is executed for his part in a Catholic plot to install Mary on the throne
  120 priests are executed between 1581-1603
 Feb 1st Signs Mary Queen of Scots; death warrant but tries, unsuccessfully, to retain it
1586
Execution
Babington, Anthony
 Sep 20th Babington & his 5 associates are executed
1587
Execution
Hatton, Christopher
  Advises William Davison to forward Mary Queen of Scots' warrant for her execution to Fotheringhay
1587
Execution
Walsingham, Francis
  Secures Mary's conviction
1587
Execution
Elizabeth I
 Feb 1st Signs Mary Stewart's death warrant
 Feb 1st Throws away the death warrant, picked up by Davison who takes it to the Chancellor
1593
Execution
Penry, John
 May 29th Executed for denying Queen Elizabeth I's supremacy of the Church
1594
Execution
Lopez, Roderigo
 June 7th Queen Elizabeth's physician, for allegedly trying to poison her
1601
Execution
Elizabeth I
 Feb 8th Elizabeth ends the Earl of Essex's rebellion
1601
Execution
Devereux, Robert
 Feb 25th Executed for a plot to overthrow the Council
1606
Execution
Fawkes, Guy
 Jan 31st Fawkes manages to die while being hanged before he is drawn & quartered
 Jan 31st Fawkes, Wintour, Ambrose, Rookwood & Keyes are hanged, drawn & quartered
1606
Execution
Rookwood, Ambrose
 Jan 31st Fawkes, Wintour, Ambrose, Rookwood & Keyes are hanged, drawn & quartered
1606
Execution
Wintour, Thomas
 Jan 31st Fawkes, Wintour, Ambrose, Rookwood & Keyes are hanged, drawn & quartered
1612
Execution
Crichton, Robert
 June 29th Death of Robert Crichton, 8th Earl Crichton of Sanquhar, hanged for his part in the assassination of John Turner, without legitimate issue
1615
Execution
James I
  Has his 2nd cousion, Patrick Stewart, Earl of Orkney, executed
  Has Sir Walter Raliegh executed for conspiring against him
1618
Execution
Raliegh, Walter
 Oct 29th Executed for failing to keep to his promise & not clash with the Spanish
  Beheaded for his alleged involvement to overthrow James I in 1603
1641
Execution
Charles I
 May 10th Signs the Act of Attainder against Strafford
 May 11th Sends the Prince of Wales to the House of Lords to plead mercy for Strafford
 May 12th Strafford is executed for treason
1641
Execution
Evelyn, John
 May 12th Witnesses the execution of Strafford, "the wisest head in England"
1641
Execution
Wentworth, Thomas
 May 12th Strafford is executed for treason for trying to use force against Parliament
1642
Execution
Greene, Thomas
 Jan 21st 1st in a series of executions of Catholic priests takes place
1642
Execution
Roe, Alban
 Jan 21st 1st in a series of executions of Catholic priests takes place
1645
Execution
Laud, William
 Jan 10th Beheaded for treason
1649
Execution
Pride, Thomas
  Signs Charles I's death warrant
1649
Execution
Cromwell, Oliver
 Jan 26th One of the signatories of Charles I's death warrant
1649
Execution
Ireton, Henry
 Jan 26th One of the signatories of Charles I's death warrant
1649
Execution
Brandon, Richard
 Jan 30th Executes Charles I
1649
Execution
Charles I
 Jan 30th Says to Bishop Juxon, "I go from a corruptible crown to an uncorruptible crown"
 Jan 30th Walks from St James Palace to his execution at Whitehall
1649
Execution
Charles II
 Jan 30th Charles II is proclaimed King in Scotland
 Jan 30th Executed in front of the Whitehall Banqueting House
1651
Execution
Stanley, James
  Executed after being captured at the battle of Worcester
1680
Execution
Howard
 Dec 29th Executed for the "Pumpkin Plot", Popish plot concocted by Titus Oates
1685
Execution
Ketch, Jack
 July 15th Despite begging for mercy, Monmouth is executed by Jack Ketch on Tower Hill. It is said that it took multiple blows of the axe to sever his head
1685
Execution
Scott, James
 July 15th Despite begging for mercy, Monmouth is executed by Jack Ketch on Tower Hill. It is said that it took multiple blows of the axe to sever his head
1691
Execution
Leisler, Jacob
 May 26th Executed for treason

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