Thomas Herbert bronze plaque in York

Sir Thomas Herbert 1606-1682 lived hereabouts. A Parliamentarian, he later became a Groom of the Bedchamber and a close friend of Charles I. He stayed with him on the night before his execution and attended him on the scaffold.

Sir Thomas Herbert, 1st Baronet (1606–1682), was an English traveller, historian and a gentleman of the bedchamber of King Charles I while Charles I was in the custody of Parliament (from 1647 until the King's execution in January 1649).

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