Richard Cholmeley (1460-1521) , an English soldier and farmer, served as the Lieutenant of the Tower of London under the reign of King Henry VIII. Born in Chorley, England into a wealthy family of sheep farmers and landowners, he later moved to East Yorkshire. In 1497 He was knitted soldier and served in the army for a few years. He was criticized for his participation in the Evil May Day Riots of 1517. He married Elizabeth Pennington and Roger was his Illegitimate child. Thomas Drury, a friend of Marlowe accused Cholmeley of practicing and promoting Atheism. He died in 1521. Having his last name misspelled on his tombstone led to many other spelling errors in reference to his last name.
Author: Eleni Pesiridis
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