On This Day

Historical Events in June 1497

  • Jun 17 Battle of Deptford Bridge - forces under King Henry VII soundly defeat Cornish rebels led by Michael An Gof
  • Jun 22 Antitax insurrection in Cornwall suppressed at Blackheath

Historic Event

Jun 24 John Cabot claims parts of North America (what is now Eastern Canada) for England believing he has found Asia in Newfoundland

  • Jun 24 Cornish traitors Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London