On This Day

What Happened in May 1535

Historical Events


BattleExecution

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

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

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