Tudor History with Claire Ridgway

2 July - Old Scarlett the gravedigger

July 2, 2021
On this day in Tudor history, 2nd July 1594, a sexton and gravedigger known as Old Scarlett was buried at Peterborough Cathedral.
 
Who was this man? Which two queens was he said to have buried? And what is his link to Shakespeare?
 
Find out more about Old Scarlett in this edition of #TudorHistoryShorts from historian Claire Ridgway.
 

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