May 1536 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • May 15 Anne Boleyn & brother George, Lord Rochford, accused of adultery and incest
  • May 17 Anne Boleyn's 4 "lovers" executed
  • May 19 Anne Boleyn, second wife of English King Henry VIII, is beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason
  • May 23 Pope Paul III installs Portuguese inquisition

Birthdays in History

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

Weddings in History


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

Deaths in History

  • 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