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    5 May 1535 – Death of Charles Booth, Bishop of Hereford


    5 May 1536-Thomas Wyatt was imprisoned in the Tower accused of adulterous liaisons with Queen Anne Boleyn

    Sir Richard Page, an English courtier,gentleman of the Privy Chamber and Vice-Chamberlain in the household of Henry VIII's illegitimate son, Henry FitzRoy was also arrested for treason and adultery with the Queen


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    5 May 1536-Sir Francis Bryan,Chief Gentleman of the Privy chamber  was ordered to London for questioning 

    He was working with Thomas Cromwell to bring about his cousin's downfall as queen. It was at this time that Cromwell coined Sir Francis' unfortunate sobriquet "the Vicar of Hell" in a letter to the Bishop of Winchester, referring to his abandonment of Anne Boleyn

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    5 May 1543 – Execution of George Bucker 


    5 May 1546 – Birth of Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English soldier and politician,son of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

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    5 May 1586 – Death of Sir Henry Sidney, courtier and Lord Deputy of Ireland


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    5 May 1192-Isabella, Queen of Jerusalem, Marries Henry II of Champagne


    5 May 1210 – Birth of Afonso III of Portugal 

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    5 May 1211-Simon de Montfort Captures Lavaur Cathar Heretics


    5 May 1309 –Death of  Charles II of Naples

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    5 May 1494 – Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Jamaica and claims it for Spain.


    5 May 1582 - Death of Charlotte de Bourbon, Princess of Orange


    5 May 1586 - Death of Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland 


    5 May 1684 –Birth of  Françoise Charlotte d'Aubigné,niece of Françoise d'Aubigné, Madame de Maintenon

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    Picture of the day:

    Henry VIII and Catherine Parr, in the play Henry VIII  by William Shakespeare by Robert Smirke

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    source:wikipedia,The Lady in the Tower: The Fall of Anne Boleyn by Alison Weir
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