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    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. 



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    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.

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    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.

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    10 May 1278 - Jews of England imprisoned on charges of coining

    10 May 1285-Philip III of France is succeeded by Philip IV


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    10 May 1291 - Scottish nobles recognize authority of English king Edward I


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    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.


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