Today in Tudor History...
7 May 1427 – Death of Thomas la Warr, 5th Baron De La Warr, English priest
7 May 1523 – Death of Franz von Sickingen, German knight
7 May 1525-The German peasants' revolt is crushed by the ruling class and church.
7 May 1530 – Birth of Louis, Prince of Condé, French general
7 May 1535- Sir Thomas More meets with Cromwell and four others in a room at the Tower. He was told that Henry VIII demanded his opinion on the recently enacted Act of Supremacy. More said that he refused to "meddle" in such affairs. Although told that the king would be merciful if he consented to the Act, More says that his whole concern now is for his living the best possible Christian life.
SIR THOMAS MORE IN PRISON, FROM 'THE NATIONAL AND DOMESTIC HISTORY OF ENGLAND' BY WILLIAM HICKMAN SMITH AUBREY BY ENGLISH SCHOOL
7 May 1535 – Thomas Cromwell and member of the council visited Bishop John Fisher. He refused to acknowledge the King as the supreme head of the Church
JOHN FISHER, BISHOP OF ROCHESTER BY HANS HOLBEIN
7 May 1536-William Latymer, Anne Boleyn’s chaplain was arrested at Sandwich, bringing forbidden books of Protestant reformers into the country.He is best known for his biography of her, the Chronickille of Anne Bulleyne.
7 May 1539 – Death of Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer
7 May 1567-Divorce of James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell and Jean Gordon, Countess of Bothwell
7 May 1603 – James VI of Scotland/James I of England,son of Mary, Queen of Scots arrives in London
THE ENTRY OF JAMES I INTO LONDON BY ANONYMOUS
7 May 1617 –Death of David Fabricius, German astronomer and theologian
7 May 1274-The Second Council of Lyon opens in France to regulate the election of the pope.
7 May 1328 – Birth of Louis II, Elector of Brandenburg
7 May 1342-Election of pope Clement VI
7 May 1429 – Joan of Arc ends the Siege of Orléans, pulling an arrow from her own shoulder and returning, wounded, to lead the final charge. The victory marks a turning point in the Hundred Years' War.
7 May 1487 – The Siege of Málaga commences during the Spanish Reconquista.
7 May 1664 – Louis XIV of France inaugurates the Palace of Versailles.
7 May 1667 –Death of Johann Jakob Froberger, German organist and composer
7 May 1718 – The city of New Orleans is founded by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
7 May 1794 – French Revolution: Robespierre introduces the Cult of the Supreme Being in the National Convention as the new state religion of the French First Republic.
7 May 1824 – World premiere of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna, Austria.
Picture of the day:
QUEEN ELIZABETH I AND THE EARL OF LEICESTER AT KENILWORTH BY DIRCK HALS
source:wikipedia,the anne boleyn files,luminarium.org,http://law2.umkc.edu/
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