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Alice Arden (Brigandine)

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Death: 1551 (34-35) (burned at the stake)
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Daughter of John Brigandine, Sr. and Alice North
Wife of Thomas Arden, of Faversham
Mother of Margaret Fathers
Sister of Agnes Brigandine and John Brigandine, Jr.
Half sister of Edward Myrfin, Jr.; Christian Somerset, Countess of Worcester; Roger North, 2nd Lord North; Sir Thomas North and Mary Scrope

Occupation: murderess
Managed by: John Albert Rigali
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About Alice Arden

Alice Arden (1516–1551) was the daughter of John Brigantine and Alice Squire, who conspired to have her husband, Thomas Arden of Faversham, murdered so she could carry on with a long-term affair with a tailor, Richard Moseby. The murder took place on 14 February 1551. She was tried, convicted, and burnt at the stake for her part in the murder.

Alice Arden was found guilty of the crime of murder (Petty treason) and burnt at the stake in Canterbury. The crime caused a sensation and her execution was a huge event attended by people from many distant towns. It is reported that she went bravely to the stake which had been set up in a field outside the city.


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