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Simon of Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury

Person  Male  Died 14/6/1381

Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Chancellor of England. In the latter role he was associated with the taxes against which the Peasants Revolted and so, along with Robert Hales, he was dragged from his hiding place at the Tower of London and beheaded on Tower Hill. After being taken down from its display stand at London (or Tower depending on source) Bridge his head has been kept at the church of St Gregory at Sudbury in Suffolk. In 2011 a CT scan of the mummified skull enabled a facial reconstruction - see picture.

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