The Tudor dynasty, that reigned for scarcely 120 sparkling years, gave arise to 5 monarchs who are among a many barbarous and provocative sovereigns in history. The Tudors’ century of prosperity, hardships, intrigue, and fight was unavoidably riddled with death—most particularly during a hands of a cruel King Henry VIII.
According to historians, Henry VIII allegedly executed between 57,000 and 72,000 people. Although these numbers might be an exaggeration, his 3 children—Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I—also had a blood of many victims on their hands. Some important women mislaid their lives due to their politics, their beliefs, and their hearts.
10 Margaret Ward
The early life of Margaret Ward was always a poser since there is small information about her upbringing. It is known, however, that she was innate in Congleton, Cheshire, and after lived in a use of a lady named Whitall in London.
It had come to Margaret’s courtesy that a clergyman named Richard Watson was hold captive, starved, and mistreated during Bridewell Prison, a repurposed residence used to retaliate a uncontrolled and to residence homeless children in London.
After Watson was changed to a bigger cell, Margaret devised a devise to assistance him escape. She organised for a vessel to ride a clergyman to reserve and afterwards smuggled a wire to him so that he could safely reduce himself from a jail to a ground.
When a devise was foiled, Margaret was arrested and questioned underneath torture. During her hearing 8 days later, Margaret bravely pronounced on a record that she never regretted “delivering that trusting male from a hands of those bloody wolves.”
A righteous Catholic, Margaret was given a choice to attend services during an Anglican church and desire Queen Elizabeth we to atonement her of her crimes or hang by a neck. She refused to desire and was executed on Aug 30, 1588.
Considered a martyr, Margaret Ward was respected and canonized on Oct 25, 1970. Thereafter, she was called Saint Margaret Ward.