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20-21 September 1586
Anthony Babington and six other Roman Catholics were executed for high treason (plotting to murder Queen Elizabeth with the intention of putting Mary, Queen of Scots, on the throne).Sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered (with the bodies taken down for mutilation before they were dead), they were dragged through the streets of London to Tyburn, where the sentence was carried out. Protests were heard on the first day among the large crowd of spectators at the cruelty of the sentence, so those hanged on the second day were not mutilated until after they were dead.
20 September 1664
Catherine Holland, as a nun of hardly two weeks' standing, began writing the story of her conversion, "by the order of her confessor."
20 September 1670
Aphra Behn's The Forc'd Marriage; or, The Jealous Bridegroom (her first play to be staged) had a performance at Lincoln's Inn Fields which was probably its opening.
- 20-21 September 1586