Today in Tudor history
Happy May Day!
1st May 1461- Death of James Butler, 5th Earl of Ormond, 1st Earl of Wiltshire.He was the son of James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond. A staunch Lancastrian and supporter of Margaret of Anjou during the Wars of the Roses, he was beheaded by the victorious Yorkists following the Battle of Towton.
1st May 1464-Edward IV married Elizabeth Woodville secretly
1st May 1508 - Birth of Sir William Cavendish
1st may 1517-Evil May Day
Evil May Day or Ill May Day is the name of a riot which took place in 1517 as a protest against foreigners living in London.
1st May 1536 - May Day joust
Henry VIII is unable to join due to his recent accident,Henry Norris took part in the joust and the King give him his horse
1st may 1536-Mark Smeaton was imprisoned in the Tower accused of adultery with the queen and high treason
1st May 1118 -Death of Edith of Scotland, first wife of Henry I of England
1st May 1218 - Birth of John I, Count of Hainaut
1st May 1308-King Albert is murdered by his nephew John, because he refused his share of the Habsburg lands
1st May 1328 - Wars of Scottish Independence end: Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton - the Kingdom of England recognises the Kingdom of Scotland as an independent state.
1st May 1447 - Death of Louis VII, Duke of Baveria
1st May 1539 -Death of Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany
1st May 1682 - Louis XIV & his court inaugurate Paris Observatory
Tags : tudors, yorkist, anne boleyn, henry viii, execution, history, edward iv, elizabeth woodville, the white queen, the tudors, henry norris, isabella of portuga
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