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    8 May 1450- Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI.

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    8 May 1473 - Death of John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire

    He  was an English nobleman, the youngest son of Humphrey Stafford, 1st Duke of Buckingham. In 1461 he was made a Knight of the Bath.

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    8 May 1508 – Birth of Charles Wriothesley


    Charles Wriothesley was a long-serving officer of arms at the College of Arms in London. He was the last member of a dynasty of heralds that started with his grandfather—Garter Principal King of Arms John Writhe.


    8 May 1536-Mayor and Jurates of Sandwich to Henry VIII:

    On Sunday, 7 May, Sir Wm. Latymer, one of the Queen's chaplains, arrived at Sandwich, where he was told that the Queen and others were prisoners in the Tower. He said that he had come from Flanders on her business, and showed the contents of his budget and purse to the mayor and jurates, as Thos. Boys, one of the King's servants then present, can testify. Enclose a list written by him of the books he had with him, and of others in his mail, which had not yet arrived, but which were to be conveyed to London to one Mrs. Wilkinson. Boys will convey Latymer himself to the King. Sandwich, 8 May.

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    8 May 1538 - Death of Edward Fox, English bishop


    8 May 1539 - Henry VIII mustered 15,000 men in response to the Peace of Toledo


    8 May 1559 - An act of supremacy defines Queen Elizabeth I as the supreme governor of the church of England.

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    8 May 1560 - English forces under Lord Grey of Wilton repulsed at Leith

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    An unknown nobleman, thought to be Lord Grey de Wilton in 1547, by Gerlach Flicke, National Gallery of Scotland


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    8 May 1326 - Birth of Jeanne Ire d'Auvergne, queen of France

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    8 May 1460 - Birth of Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach 


    8 May 1492 - Birth of Andreas Alciatus, Italian lawyer


    8 May 1521 -Birth of  Peter Canisius, jesuit/saint


    8 May 1527 - Birth of Johann Walter, composer


    8 May 1587 - Birth of Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy 


    8 May 1592 -Birth of  Francis Quarles, English poet 


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