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On This Day in April
 
A selection of events either directly or indirectly connected with the Tower which have happened during the month of April
 
Act of Union
Act of Union
This week in (April 29 - May 6) 1707 English/Scottish parliament accept Act of Union to form Great Britain
http://cranntara.org.uk/treaty.htm
Simon Fraser Lord Lovatt - executed
This week (April 8-15) in 1747 Simon Fraser, Lord Lovatt became the last person to be beheaded on Tower Hill when he was executed for treason. Just before he was beheaded, the seats which the spectators were using collapsed, crushing many who had gathered to watch the Lord lose his head.
Simon Fraser Lord Lovatt - executed
King Edward IV - monarch
King Edward IV - monarch
This week (April 15 - 22) in 1471 King Edward IV conquers London from King Henry VI
King Charles II - monarch
This week (April 21 - 28) in 1661. King Charles II crowned in London also this week in 1661 English Convention Parliament meets & votes to restore Charles II
King Charles II - monarch
Richard Roose
Richard Roose
5th April 1531 - Richard Roose, a cook,was boiled to death for trying to poison Bishop John Fisher. Bishop Fisher would become a prisoner at the Tower of London a few years later and executed for his support of Queen Catherine of Aragon against the divorce from King Henry VIII.
http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/richard-roose-boiled-to-death-5-april-1531/
King James I
5th April 1603 - King James I departs Edinburgh for London to be presented with the English Crown following the death of Queen Elizabeth I.
http://www.britannia.com/history/monarchs/mon46.html
King James I
Arthur, Prince of Wales
Arthur, Prince of Wales
2nd April 1502 – Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales and first husband of Catherine of Aragon, dies. http://www.britroyals.com/tudor.asp?id=arthur_tudor
King Henry IV
3rd April 1367 - Henry IV is born.
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/H4.htm
King Henry IV
King Richard I
King Richard I
6th April 1199 – King Richard I, The lionheart, dies.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/richard_i_king.shtml