On this day


14 May
884 – Marinus I ends his reign as Catholic Pope. 1536 – Anne Boleyn and her brother, Lord Rochford, are tried and found guilty in England of adultery and incest.

19 May
1259 – King Henry III of England gives Normandy to France.
1303 – Treaty of Paris restores Gascony to the British in the Hundred Years War.
1498 – Explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India, to complete his voyage around Africa.

22 May
1430 – Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians, who sell her to the English.
1455 – Battle of St Albans is fought in Britain's War of the Roses.
1498 – Girolamo Savonarola, Italian religious and political reformer, is hanged and burnt at the stake.