On This Day

What Happened in June 1540

Historical Events

Historic Event

Jun 10 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster

Historic Event

Jun 24 English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court

  • Jun 29 Former Lord Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Exchequer of England Thomas Cromwell indicted as a heretic

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Charles II Archduke of Austria, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1590)
  • Jun 11 Barnabe Googe, English poet, born in Alvingham, Lincolnshire (d. 1594)
  • Jun 23 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer