On This Day

Historical Events in May 1568

  • May 13 Mary Queen of Scots is defeated at Battle of Langside
  • May 16 Mary Queen of Scots flees to England

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May 19 English Queen Elizabeth I arrests Mary, Queen of Scots

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • May 23 Battle of Heiligerlee, Groningen: Dutch rebels beat Spanish, thousands killed
  • May 23 The Netherlands declares independence from Spain