The 4th Duke of Norfolk was beheaded on Tower Hill on 2 June 1572 for his part in the Ridolfi Plot, a plan to kill Elizabeth I. There's something on what he wore.
a black satin doublet, a long gown of raised velvet, also in black,
and a white fustian shirt with a low, lace neck
He told those watching the execution
'that he was never a papist since ...
Haha well, Rex is Lex! The king (or mayhap queen) sold you monopolies. If they then sold an overlapping monopoly to someone else, you couldn't do a thing about it. It was also known for the sovereign to sell a monopoly and then sell exemptions from same.
You can read about it in the the King's Peace. It was not possible to challenge the sovereign's ...