What Happened in May 1536

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Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Anne Boleyn is arrested and taken to the Tower of London

BattleExecution

May 19 Ann Boleyn, second wife of English King Henry VIII is beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • May 23 Pope Paul III installs Portuguese inquisition

Famous Birthdays

  • May 10 Thomas Howard, 4th duke of Norfolk, English Earl Marshall

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

May 30 English King Henry VIII marries Jane Seymour, his 3rd wife

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Famous Deaths

  • May 17 George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, English brother of Anna Boleyn, beheaded after being tried and convicted for high treason and incest at 32

BattleExecution

May 19 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII, beheaded