20 September 1586 – Chidiock (Charles) Tichborne

Chidiock (Charles) Tichborne has his bowels rudely removed while still alive during a veritable massacre today in 1586.

The Roman Catholic poet was had up for conspiracy after he was found guilty of plotting to overthrow Elizabeth I in favour of catholic Mary Queen of Scotts in the infamous Babington Plot of June 1586.

The 28-year-old was banged up in the Tower of London and his execution took place a mere couple of days later alongside six others, including main man Anthony Babington, on their very own customised gallows in London’s St Giles Field.

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3 Responses to “20 September 1586 – Chidiock (Charles) Tichborne”

  1. Lucy Says:

    Is Chidiock an alternative form of the name Charles? Most references I see of him refer to him as Chidiock (Charles) while others only Chidiock and a small minority merely Charles. None seem to explain the issue with the name.

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