What Happened in May 1535

Historical Events

Execution

May 4 Five Carthusian monks from London Charterhouse monastery hung, drawn and quartered at Tyburn, London, for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the Church of England

Famous Birthdays

  • May 31 Alessandro Allori, Italian painter and carpet designer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1607)

Famous Deaths

  • May 4 John Houghton, English monk, first of the Carthusian Martyrs, hung, drawn and quartered at the Tower of London