10 Influential Women Executed During The Reign Of The Tudors

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
1588

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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.

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