Today in Tudor History...
16 May 1517 - Margaret Tudor returned to Scotland
16 May 1529-Martin Luther Publishes His Small Catechism
16 May 1532 - Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England.
16 May 1536
Archbishop Cranmer visited Queen Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London.
Sir William. Kyngston to Thomas Cromwell
Was with the King today, and declared the petition of lord Rochford, wherein I was answered. The said Lord desires to speak with you on a matter which touches his conscience. I wish to know your pleasure, because of my promise to him, and also to know the King's pleasure touching the Queen, as well for her confession as for the preparation of scaffolds. The King told me that my lord of Canterbury should be her confessor, and he was here today with her. "The time is short, for the King supposeth the gentlemen to die tomorrow, and my lord of Rochford, with the residue of gentlemen, and as yet without Doctor Allryge, which I look for;" but I have told him to be ready to suffer tomorrow, and so he accepts it very well, and will do his best to be ready, "notwithstanding, he would have received his rights, which hath not been used, and in especial here." Yet this day at dinner the Queen said she would go to "anonre" (a nunnery) , and is in hope of life.
George Boleyn, Sir Francis Weston, Sir Henry Norris, Sir William Brereton and Mark Smeaton prepared for their deaths by confessing their sins to Dr Allryge (or Alridge), the chaplain sent to them(Read more: http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/16-may-1536-men-prepare-death/#ixzz31rlgB4c6)
16 May 1566 - Death of Patrick Ruthven, 3rd Lord Ruthven.He played an important part in the political intrigues of the 16th century and in the murder of David Riccio, Mary, Queen of Scots’s private secretary. He succeeded to the lordship in December 1552. The Ruthven lordship encompassed the offices of Provost and Constable of Perth, and Sheriff of Strathearn.
16 May 1568 - Mary Queen of Scotland flees to England
16 May 1578 - Birth of Everard Digby.He was a member of the group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Although he was raised in a Protestant household, and married a Protestant, Digby and his wife were converted to Catholicism by the Jesuit priest John Gerard. In the autumn of 1605 he was part of a Catholic pilgrimage to the shrine of St Winefride's Well in Holywell. About this time he met Robert Catesby, a religious fanatic who planned to blow up the House of Lords with gunpowder, killing James I. Catesby then planned to incite a popular revolt, during which a Catholic monarch would be restored to the English throne.
16 May 1412- Giovanni Maria Visconti,duke of Milan was stabbed to death at the door of a church
16 May 1527 – The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
16 May 1547 - Protestant German monarch surrenders to Karel in Wittenberg
16 May 1770-Marriage of Marie Antoinette and the future King Louis XVI of France.
source:http://www.thetudorswiki.com/,wikipedia,http://www.british-history.ac.uk/,the anne boleyn files
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