On This Day

What Happened in April 1534

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

Apr 15 Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII of England

  • Apr 17 Sir Thomas More confined in the Tower of London

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 7 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary (Brazilian Tupi-Indians)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 20 Elizabeth Barton [St Magd van Kent], English nun, prophet and only woman whose head was on a spike on London Bridge, hanged for treason