The strange case of Robert Dalyvell

On 12 June 1537 Robert Dalyvell of Royston was put to the rack again just a few weeks after the town’s priory had been dissolved.

His crime?

Repeating his dream to a gentleman’s servant at the Greyhound Inn.

The good men of the town thought it so treasonous that they had transported him immediately to the Tower of London where Thomas Cromwell had listed nine very specific questions he wanted answered.

Merlin was mentioned, as was an angel.

Paranoid, Henry the VIII would soon pass a law to prevent it ever happening again.

For a full account of what happened, visit; The Man in the Tower – Graham Palmer

This page was added on 10/06/2022.

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