A selection of prisoners who were held in the Tower of London during the month of October
Edward Squire was imprisoned in the Tower on 19th October 1598 for attempting to murder Queen Elizabeth I by applying poison to the pommel of her horse's saddle. He confessed to the charge and was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn on 13th November 1598
Thomas Howard was imprisoned for the first time in the Tower on charges of intending to marry Mary, Queen of Scots without his sovereigns permission as part of the Northern Rebellion. He was released 3rd August 1570 after promising to relinquish the idea. The following year he was arrested and imprisoned again only this time he paid with his life.
John Leslie was imprisoned in the Tower on 20th October 1571 for defending the claim of Mary Queen of Scots to the English throne. He was moved to Farnham Castle and then banished to France in October of 1572.
Sir Michael Stanhope was imprisoned in the Tower on 18th October 1551 for his part in the Seymour treason. He was beheaded on Tower Hill on 26th February 1552 and buried in the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula
Sir Gervase Helwys, Lieutenant of the Tower of London
Sir Gervase Helwys was imprisoned in his own Tower on 26th October 1615 for his involvement in the murder Sir Thomas Overbury, who was a prisoner in the Tower. Sir Gervase was condemned to die at Tyburn by hanging, however, out of respect to his title the King approved the new venue for his place of death, and so on 20th November 1615, Sir Gervase was hanged on Tower Hill.
Sir George Throckmorton was imprisoned in the Tower in October 1538 and questioned about his brother Michael's involvement with the Pole Conspiracy. Sir George was released after questioning and died in 1552.
Sir Edward Seymour 9th Earl of Hartford and 9th Duke of Somerset
Edward Seymour was imprisoned in the Tower on 17th October 1551 on charges of treason for planning to have John Dudley murdered. The charge of Treason was not proven but he was committed of a felony and beheaded on Tower Hill on 22nd January 1552