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    12 May 1521 - Martin Luther's books were burned by Bishop Fisher at Paul's Cross

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    A stained glass portrayal of Luther


    12 May 1536 


     Trial of Sir Henry Norris, Sir William Brereton, Sir Francis Weston and Mark Smeaton

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    The trial  took place at Westminster Hall.They were charged with high treason against the king, adultery with the queen and plotting king's death.Having been found guilty, they were all sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.


     Sir John Russell to Lord Lisle.

    On behalf of the bearer, who has been sore troubled to his utter undoing unless Lisle will make him a victualler in his retinue. Today Mr. Norres and such other as you know are cast, and the Queen shall go to her judgment on Monday next. I have delivered the King your letters. I wonder your Lordship did not write to me that I might have made suit for you. Westm., 12 May.


    John Husee to Lord Lisle.

    I delivered your letter to Mr. Secretary, who promises to be your very friend. I could not see the King, but delivered his letter through Sir John Russell, who promises to consult with Mr. Secretary on your behalf; but there is no time to make suit till the matters now in hand be overblown. As to the friar (Mr. Secretary would they were all at the Devil), he shall be rid, but it will be tomorrow ere I have the letter for his despatch, which Goodall will bring, who will depart tomorrow night. You may tell Mr. Porter, Mr. Treasurer will meddle with no matter till this business be rid. Today Mr. Norrys, Weston, Bryerton, and Markes have been arraigned, and are judged to be drawn, hanged, and quartered. They shall die tomorrow or Monday. Anne the queen, and her brother, shall be arraigned in the Tower, some think tomorrow, but on Monday at furthest, and that they will suffer there immediately "for divers considerations, which are not yet known." Mr. Payge and Mr. W[y]at are in the Tower, but it is thought without danger of life, though Mr. Payge is banished the King's court for ever. A new Parliament is summoned to commence on Thursday in Whitsun week. Walter Skynner comes over to your Lordship with my Lord Chancellor's letters, to summon you and lord Grey, but you will not go without further licence. Here is one Hall, serjeant-at-arms, who desires much to speak with Mr. Degory Graynfyld. London, 12 May.


     Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk was appointed Lord High Steward of England 

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    12 May 1537 – John Hussey, Baron Hussey, was charged with treason for his part in the Pilgrimage of Grace.

    Hussey was implicated along with his cousin as complicit in the 1536 uprising known as the Pilgrimage of Grace. Though Hussey denied participation in the rebellion, he was accused of conspiring to change laws and depose the king, and that he abetted those who made war on the king in October 1536.The charges may have been levied in part because of Hussey's Catholic sympathies,and because Hussey and his wife, having served 'Princess' Mary, were partisans on her behalf. Hussey was indicted and tried for treason, and found guilty by the House of Lords. He was beheaded in Lincoln in 1536,while his cousin, Thomas Darcy, was executed on Tower Hill



    12 May 1553 - Marriage of Guildford Dudley and Lady Jane Grey 

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    Artist's conception of the wedding of Lady Jane Grey to Lord Guildford Dudley, son of John Dudley, Earl of Warwick, Duke of Northumberland, and Lord Protector (advisor to Edward VI), in 1553. Based on original engraving by Devaria.




    12 May 1641- Execution of Thomas Wentworth

    He was an English statesman and a major figure in the period leading up to the English Civil War. He served in Parliament and was a supporter of King Charles I. From 1632–39 he was Lord Deputy of Ireland. Recalled to England, he became a leading advisor to the king, attempting to strengthen the royal position against Parliament. When Parliament condemned him to death, Charles signed the death warrant and Wentworth was executed.

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    More history:


    12 May 1191-Marriage of  Richard I Lionheart and  Berengaria of Navarre

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    12 May 1588 – French Wars of Religion: Henry III of France flees Paris after Henry of Guise enters the city and a spontaneous uprising occurs.


    12 May 1590 -Birth of  Cosimo II de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany 

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    source:wikipedia;the anne boleyn files,http://www.british-history.ac.uk/
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