Today in Tudor History...
10 May 1509 – Birth of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby,English nobleman.In 1528, he accompanied Cardinal Wolsey on a mission to France, and in 1530, he was one of the peers who gave Pope Clement VII the declaration regarding Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon.
10 May 1533 - Opening of a special court at Dunstable by Archbishop Cranmer to rule on the validity of the marriage of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon.
10 May 1536 – The Grand Jury of Middlesex and Giles Heron decided that Anne Boleyn and her alleged lovers should be sent to a trial.
10 May 1536 - Sir William Kingston, Constable of the Tower, ordered to "bring up the bodies" of Henry Norris,Francis Weston, William Brereton and Mark Smeaton for a trial on May 12th .
10 May 1552 -Death of John Clerk, English Roman Catholic writer.
10 May 1553 - English ships set sail from Tilbury in search of a northeast passage for Asia.
10 May 1554 - Death of Thomas Goodrich, English ecclesiastic and statesman.
10 May 1278 - Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coining
10 May 1285-Philip III of France is succeeded by Philip IV
10 May 1291 - Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I
10 May 1427 - Jews are expelled from Berne Switzerland
10 May 1493 - Death of Colin Campbell, 1st Earl of Argyll, Scottish politician
10 May 1503-Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands.
10 May 1521 -Death of Sebastian Brant, Alsatian humanist
10 May 1566 -Death of Leonhard Fuchs, German botanist
10 May 1569 - Death of Juan the Avila, Spanish minister/writer
10 May 1676-Bacon's Rebellion begins in the New World.
10 May 1774-Louis XVI succeeds his father Louis XV as King of France.
Picture of the day:
NATIONAL SYMBOLS OF BRITAIN: EMBLEMS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM BY DAN ESCOTT
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