January 9 – Executions of Henry Pole and Henry Courtenay

January 9 – Executions of Henry Pole and Henry Courtenay

Warning: Viewer discretion advised due to a description of what hanging, drawing and quartering involved!

Claire Ridgway, author and founder of the Tudor Society and Anne Boleyn Files websites, talks about the executions of two men found guilty of treason for their alleged roles in the Exeter Conspiracy on this day in 1539.
January 9 - Executions of Henry Pole and Henry Courtenay