On This Day

Historical Events in May 1536

Historic Event

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