Historical Events in May 1536

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

  • May 15 Anne Boleyn and her brother George, Lord Rochford, accused of adultery and incest
  • May 17 Anne Boleyn's 4 "lovers" executed
  • 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