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Anthony Babington (1561 - 1586)

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Anthony Babington
Born in Dethick, Derbyshire, Englandmap
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Died in Tower Hill, London, Englandmap
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Anthony Babington

Main protagonist in the eponymous plot. He was caught and executed 20 Sep 1586 St Giles in the Fields, Babington lost his estates to the Crown, which were then given by Queen Elizabeth I to her favorite, Walter Raleigh. [1] [2]


Death Date: 20 Sep 1586
Place: Tower Hill, London
Cause: Executed - Hung Drawn & Quartered [3]


  1. citing “Letters Patent. Queen to Raleigh re Babington’s estate. 17 March 1587, 3 manors Lincolns & 3 more lands, Lee manor, Derbs., etc., Dethick-Hayes, etc., plus Babington’s Hall at Bredon, Lincs.,” British Library MS ADD. 6697, ff. 227 verso–235.
  2. Page 136 Kingdom Strange, the brief and tragic history of the Lost Colony of Roanoke, by James Horn,2010 Basic Books, Perseus Books Group, Philadelphia PA. 975.6175HOR

" On Tuesday 20th September 1586, seven Catholic men were bound to hurdles in the Tower of London – one of them, a priest named John Ballard...Anthony Babington, John Savage, Robert Barnwell, Chidiock Tichbourne, Charles Tilney, and Edward Abingdon. (Seven more conspirators and their accomplices would die the following day: Edward Jones, Thomas Salisbury, John Charnock, Robert Gage, John Travers, Jerome Bellamy and Henry Donne, elder brother of the poet.) Most of them were minor courtiers, well-connected, wealthy; it was said they wore fine silks on this, their last day." <>

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On 26 Apr 2018 at 03:06 GMT April A. Vandervest wrote:

He was also married in 1579 and was born in Dethick, Derbyshire.

On 26 Apr 2018 at 03:04 GMT April A. Vandervest wrote:

He didn't die at Tower Hill. He was executed near St-Giles-in-the-Fields probably in what is Lincoln's Inn Fields.

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