John Stow's Annales of England 1551

John Stow's Annales of England 1551 is in John Stow's Annales of England.

16 Oct 1551. The 16, of October, Edward Seimer Duke of Somerset (51), the Lord Gray of Wilton (42), Sir Ralph Vane, Sir Thomas Palmer, Sir Myles Partridge, Sir Michael Stanhope (44), Sir Thomas Arundell (49) knightes, and divers other Gentlemen, were brought to the Tower of London. The next morrowe, the Dutchesse of Somerset (54) was also brought to the Tower.
The liberties of the Stilpard were ceased into the kings hands for divers causes forfeited, contrarie to the enter-course.

1551 Sweating Sickness Outbreak

15 Apr 1551. The 15. of April, the infections sweating sicknesse began at Shrewsbury, —— which ended not in the North part of England untill the ende of September. "In this space what number died, it cannot be well accompted, but certaine it is that in London in fewe daies 960. gave up the ghost: if began in London the 9. of July, and the 12. of July it was most vehement, which was so terrible, that people being in best health, were sodainly taken, and dead in foure and twenty houres, and twelve, or lesse, for lacke of skill in guiding them in their sweat. And it is to be noted, that this mortalitie fell chiefely or rather on men, and those also of the best age, as betweene thirty and forty yeares, fewe women, nor children, nor olde men died thereof. Sleeping in the beginning was present death, for tf they were suffered to sleepe but half a quarter of an houre, they never spake after, nor had any knowledge, but when they wakened fell into panges of death. This was a terrible time in London, for many one lost sodainly his friends, by the sweat, and their money by the proclamation. Seaven honest householders did sup together, and before eight of the clocke in the next morning, for them were dead: they that were taken with full stomacks escaped hardly . This sickenesse followed English men as well within the realme, as in strange countries: wherefore this nation was much afeard of it, and for the time began to repent and remember God but as the disease relented, the devotion deceased. The first weeke died in London 800 persons.