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Historical Events in May 1536

ExecutionExecution of Anne Boleyn

May 2 Anne Boleyn is arrested and taken to the Tower of London

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Anne Boleyn is beheaded after a four day show trial
Anne Boleyn is beheaded after a four day show trial
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Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 15 Anne Boleyn and her brother George, Lord Rochford, accused of adultery and incest

  • May 17 Anne Boleyn's 4 "lovers" executed shortly before her own beheading
  • May 19 Anne Boleyn, second wife of English King Henry VIII, is beheaded at the Tower of London on charges of adultery, incest and treason
  • May 23 Pope Paul III installs Portuguese inquisition