1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn and her brother, George Boleyn, Viscount Rochford were found guilty of high treason, adultery and incest. They were both sentenced to death.
1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, married her third husband, James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell. Bothwell was believed to have been complicit in the murder of Mary’s second husband, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, just a few months prior. Bothwell abducted Mary, and possibly raped her. The marriage was very scandalous, because of the nature of Darnley’s death, and Catholics were upset that they were married under Protestant rites.
1800 – James Hadfield attempts to shoot King George III of the United Kingdom while the king was at the theater. Hadfield was later acquitted by reason of insanity.
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1591 – Dmitry of Uglich the eight year old son of Ivan the Terrible of Russia, is found stabbed to death in his room. His father died three years prior. No one knows exactly what happened. The two theories are that he was stabbed under orders of Boris Godunov, who was acting as regent for Dmitry’s brother, and who eventually became Tsar in 1598. The other theory is that Dmitry stabbed himself accidentally during an epileptic fit.
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