My Life at the Tower of London - Living with thousands of visitors in your front yard every day
On This Day in June
 
A selection of events either directly or indirectly connected with the Tower which have happened during the month of June
 
Queen Anne Boleyn - prisoner
Queen Anne Boleyn - prisoner
1st June 1533 Anne Boleyn is Crowned Queen.
Anne Bohemia
7th June 1394 Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II of England dies after being infected by the plague http://www.westminster-abbey.org/our-history/royals/coronations/richard-ii-and-anne-of-bohemia
Anne Bohemia
Book of Common Prayer
Book of Common Prayer
9th June 1549 Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England on the same day as the Act of Supremacy is Passed. http://www.bcp350.org.uk/story.php
King Charles I
Charles I accepts Petition of Rights 7th June 1628 http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/petitionofright.htm
King Charles I
Richard Duke of Gloucester - monarch
Richard Duke of Gloucester - monarch
26th 1483 - Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England
King Edward III - monarch
21st June 1377 - Edward III, king of England dies at the age of 64 http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/kingsandqueensofengland/theplantagenets/edwardiii.aspx
King Edward III - monarch
James I - monarch
James I - monarch
19th June 1566 - James I of England is born. http://www.royal.gov.uk/HistoryoftheMonarchy/KingsandQueensoftheUnitedKingdom/TheStuarts/TheStuarts.aspx
Queen Catherine of Aragon
11th June 1509 King Henry VIII marries Catherine of Aragon, his late brother's wife, and so begins the saga of King Henry VIII and his six wives. http://tudorhistory.org/aragon
Queen Catherine of Aragon
James Scott, Duke of Monmouth
James Scott, Duke of Monmouth
11th June 1685 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth and the eldest of thirteen illegitimate children of Charles II, lead a revolt against his uncle, King James II. It didn't end well. James Scott was defeated and later captured, taken to the Tower and imprisoned then taken for execution on Tower Hill. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/389635/James-Scott-duke-of-Monmouth
Simon Sudbury
14th June 1381, Simon Sudbury, Archbishop of Canterbury was dragged from the Tower of London by peasants from the Peasants Revolt, who had congregated on Blackheath to negotiate with King Richard II. The Archbishop was dragged onto Tower Hill and beheaded after eight swings of the axe. His crime was being the Lord Chancellor of England and imposing taxes upon the people which were unpopular. Later the peasants were rounded up and executed. http://www.nndb.com/people/260/000097966/
Simon Sudbury
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II
2nd June 1953 Queen Elizabeth is crowned Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Thomas Cromwell - prisoner
10th June 1540, Thomas Cromwell was arrested at Westminster and taken to the Tower for imprisonment. He was later executed on Tower Hill for Treason. He is the Great Grandfather of Oliver Cromwell who defeated Charles I and became Lord Protector of England. http://englishhistory.net/tudor/citizens/cromwell.html
Thomas Cromwell - prisoner
English/French Treaty
English/French Treaty
23rd June 1532 - Henry VIII & Francois I signs secret treaty against emperor Karel V http://stagingthehenriciancourt.brookes.ac.uk/research/political_history_1532_1533.html
Anne Neville
1456, 11th June, Anne Neville, the future wife of Richard III was born.
http://womenshistory.about.com/od/medbritishqueens/p/anne_neville.htm
Anne Neville
Anne of Cleves
Anne of Cleves
24th June 1540 - King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court. Later their marriage is annulled and she is proclaimed to be his 'sister'.
http://www.britroyals.com/tudor.asp?id=anne_cleves
Prince Edward, The Black Prince
15th June 1330, Edward, the black prince, prince of Wales is born
http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/blackprince.htm
Prince Edward, The Black Prince
King Edward I
King Edward I
17th June 1239, King Edward I is born.
http://www.royal.gov.uk/historyofthemonarchy/kingsandqueensofengland/theplantagenets/edwardilongshanks.aspx
Edward IV
28 June 1461 - Edward IV crowned king of England
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/edward_iv_king.shtml
Edward IV
Eton College
Eton College
24th June 1441 - Eton College founded by Henry VI, the following year he founds Kings College Cambridge http://www.etoncollege.com/OurHistory.aspx
King Henry VIII
24th June 1509 - Henry VIII crowned King of England http://www.thomasmorestudies.org/docs/HenryVIII_coronation_oath.pdf
King Henry VIII
Irish Parliament
Irish Parliament
1541 – The Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland
http://www.ancestryireland.com/history-of-the-irish-parliament/background-to-the-statutes/the-constitutional-position/
Magna Carta
15th June 1215, King John meets with his Barons and signs Magna Carta at Runnymede, England
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/magna_carta.htm
Magna Carta
Mary Queen of Scots
Mary Queen of Scots
16th June 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, imprisoned in Lochleven Castle prison Scotland. Contrary to belief she was never held at the Tower of London, nor was she beheaded there.
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/mary_queen_of_scots.htm
The Peasants Revolt
12th June, 1381, The Peasants Revolt arrives at Blackheath London.
http://www.middle-ages.org.uk/the-peasants-revolt.htm
The Peasants Revolt
The Rye House Plot
The Rye House Plot
12th June 1683, The Rye House-plot against English king Charles II uncovered
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/514543/Rye-House-Plot
Watt Tyler
15th June, 1381, Wat Tyler, leader of English Peasants' Revolt is killed on Blackheath whilst meeting with King Richard II
http://www.historyguide.org/ancient/wat_tyler.html
Watt Tyler