On This Day

What Happened on May 17, 1536

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events


ExecutionExecution of Anne Boleyn

Anne Boleyn's 4 "lovers" executed shortly before her own beheading
Learn More >>

Anne Boleyn is beheaded after a four day show trial
Anne Boleyn is beheaded after a four day show trial

Famous Deaths

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