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Prisoners at the Tower of London in May
 
 
A selection of prisoners who were held in the Tower of London during the month of May
 
 
Sir Thomas Stradling - Prisoner
Sir Thomas Stradling - Prisoner
Sir Thomas Stradling was imprisoned in the Tower on 28th May 1561 on suspicion of popish practices. He was released on 15th October 1563 on a bond of 1,000 marks. http://books.google.ca/books?id=HU0Y3kJ2qRwC&pg=PA306&lpg=PA306&dq=1561+sir+thomas+stradling&source=bl&ots=JFaAOjXUsM&sig=8bpYqWGhoCbocdIQ3qqw_nDfgeM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=15bIUbm9DubFigL4h4HYDA&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=1561%20sir%20thomas%20stradling&f=false
John Lincoln - prisoner
John Lincoln was imprisoned in the Tower on 2nd May 1517 for being an instigator of the Evil May Day Riots. He was later hanged, and quartered. http://www.historytoday.com/graham-noble/%E2%80%98evil-may-day%E2%80%99-re-examining-race-riot-1517
John Lincoln - prisoner
Mark Smeaton - prisoner
Mark Smeaton - prisoner
Mark Smeaton was imprisoned in the Tower on 1st may 1536 accused of adultery with Queen Anne Boleyn. He was beheaded and quartered on Tower Hill on 17th May 1536 ttp://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/bios/mark-smeaton/
George Boleyn - prisoner
George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford, was imprisoned in the Tower on 2nd May 1536 accused of adultery and incest with his sister, Queen Anne Boleyn. He was beheaded on Tower Hill 17th May 1536 and buried in the Chapel Royal of St Peter ad Vincula http://www.noblesandcourtiers.org/george-boleyn.htm
George Boleyn - prisoner
Sir Francis Weston - prisoner
Sir Francis Weston - prisoner
Sir Francis Weston was imprisoned in the Tower on 4th May 1536 on charges of adulterous liaisons with Queen Anne Boleyn. He was beheaded on Tower Hill 17th May 1536 http://www.luminarium.org/encyclopedia/weston.htm
Sir William Brereton - prisoner
Sir William Brereton was imprisoned in the Tower on 4th May 1536 accused of adulterous liaisons with Queen Anne Boleyn. He was beheaded on Tower Hill 17th May 1536. http://www.theanneboleynfiles.com/bios/sir-william-brereton/
Sir William Brereton - prisoner
Thomas Wyatt - prisoner
Thomas Wyatt - prisoner
Thomas Wyatt was imprisoned in the Tower on 5th May charged with adulterous liaisons with Queen Anne Boleyn. He was released after trial and knighted in 1537. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/thomas-wyatt
General William Boyd 4th Earl of Kilmarnock
William Boyd was imprisoned in the Tower on 29th May 1746 having been captured during the battle of Culloden. He was held in the Byward Tower under the guard of Yeoman Warder Marsh. He was condemned to death by Hanging, drawing and quartering but this was commuted to beheading and so his head was lost on 18th August 1746 on Tower Hill. http://www.britishbattles.com/battle_of_culloden.htm
General William Boyd 4th Earl of Kilmarnock
Sir Henry Norris
Sir Henry Norris
Sir Henry Norris was imprisoned in the Tower on 2nd May 1536 accused of adulterous associations with Queen Anne Boleyn. He was beheaded on Tower Hill on 17th May 1536