On this Day in History ... 6th May

06 May is in May.

1471 Battle of Barnet

1471 Battle of Tewkesbury

1502 Trial of James Tyrrell

1527 Sack of Rome

1613 Thomas Overbury Murder and Trial of his Murderers

1667 Poll Bill

1682 Sinking of the Gloucester

1760 Trial and Execution of Earl Ferrers

1763 Pontiac's War

1882 Phoenix Park Killings

1944 Wedding of William Cavendish and Kathleen Kennedy

2023 Coronation of King Charles III

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 6th May

On 14 Apr 1471 Edward IV (age 28) commanded at the Battle of Barnet supported by his brothers George (age 21) and Richard (age 18), John Babington (age 48), Wiliam Hastings (age 40) (commanded), Ralph Hastings, William Norreys (age 30), William Parr (age 37), John Savage (age 49), William Bourchier Viscount Bourchier (age 41), Thomas St Leger (age 31), John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet (age 45), Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh (age 40), John Scott Comptroller (age 48) and Thomas Strickland.

The Yorkists William Blount (age 29), Humphrey Bourchier (age 40), Humphrey Bourchier (age 36), Henry Stafford (age 46) and Thomas Parr were killed.

The Lancastrians ...

Warwick the Kingmaker (age 42) was killed. Earl Salisbury forfeit on the assumption he was attainted either before or after his death; the date of his attainder is unknown. If not attainted the Earldom may be in abeyance. Baron Montagu and Baron Montagu abeyant between his two daughters Isabel Neville Duchess Clarence (age 19) and Anne Neville Queen Consort England (age 14).

John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 40) was killed. Marquess Montagu extinct. He was buried at Bisham Abbey [Map].

William Tyrrell was killed.

William Fiennes 2nd Baron Saye and Sele (age 43) was killed. His son Henry Fiennes 3rd Baron Saye and Sele (age 25) succeeded 3rd Baron Saye and Sele. Anne Harcourt Baroness Saye and Sele by marriage Baroness Saye and Sele.

Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter (age 40) commanded the left flank, was badly wounded and left for dead, Henry Stafford (age 46) and John Paston (age 27) were wounded, John de Vere 13th Earl of Oxford (age 28) commanded, and John Paston (age 29) and William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont (age 33) fought.

Robert Harleston (age 36) was killed.

Thomas Hen Salusbury (age 62) was killed.

Thomas Tresham (age 51) escaped but was subsequently captured and executed on 06 May 1471.

On 06 May 1471 those captured at the Battle of Tewkesbury: Edmund Beaufort 3rd Duke of Somerset (age 32), Hugh Courtenay (age 44), Gervase Clifton (age 66), Thomas Tresham (deceased) and Humphrey Tuchet (deceased) were executed. Duke Somerset extinct.

On 06 May 1502 James Tyrrell (age 47) was executed.

On 06 May 1527 Charles Bourbon III Duke Bourbon (age 37) was killed during the Sack of Rome.

Letters 1536. 06 May 1536. 808. Anne Boleyn (age 35) to Henry VIII.1

"Your Grace's displeasure and my imprisonment are things so strange unto me as what to write or what to excuse I am altogether ignorant. Whereas you sent unto me, willing me to confess a truth and so to obtain your favour, by such an one whom you know to be my ancient professed enemy, I no sooner received this message by him than I rightly conceived your meaning; and if, as you say, confessing a truth indeed may procure my safety, I shall with all willingness and duty perform your command." But do not imagine that your poor wife will ever confess a fault which she never even imagined. Never had prince a more dutiful wife than you have in Anne Boleyn, "with which name and place I could willingly have contented myself if God and your Grace's pleasure had so been pleased." Nor did I ever so far forget myself in my exaltation but that I always looked for such an alteration as now; my preferment being only grounded on your Grace's fancy. You chose me from a low estate, and I beg you not to let an unworthy stain of disloyalty blot me and the infant Princess your daughter. Let me have a lawful trial, and let not my enemies be my judges. Let it be an open trial, I fear no open shames, and you will see my innocency cleared or my guilt openly proved; in which case you are at liberty both to punish me as an unfaithful wife, and to follow your affection, already settled on that party for whose sake I am now as I am, "whose name I could somewhile since have pointed unto, your Grace being not ignorant of my suspicion therein." But if you have already determined that my death and an infamous slander will bring you the enjoyment of your desired happiness, then I pray God he will pardon your great sin, and my enemies, the instruments thereof. My innocence will be known at the Day of Judgment. My last request is that I alone may bear the burden of your displeasure, and not those poor gentlemen, who, I understand, are likewise imprisoned for my sake. "If ever I have found favor in your sight, if ever the name of Anne Boleyn has been pleasing in your ears, let me obtain this request, and so I will leave to trouble your Grace any further."From my doleful prison in the Tower, 6 May,

In an Elizabethan hand. Pp. 2, mutilated.

Note 1. That this letter was not really either written or composed by Anne Boleyn, the handwriting and the style alike indicate beyond any reasonable doubt. It does, therefore, beg the question how did become added the the Calendar Rolls?

On 06 May 1613 Gervase Helwys (age 51) was appointed Lieutenant of the Tower of London by King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland (age 46) having been recommended by Henry Howard 1st Earl of Northampton (age 73). Gervase Helwys (age 51) paid £2000 for the appointment of which £1400 went to Henry Howard 1st Earl of Northampton (age 73) and £300 to Thomas Monson 1st Baronet (age 48), Master of the Armory in the Tower, and a friend of Gervase Helwys (age 51).

Evelyn's Diary. 06 May 1651. I attended the ambassador to a masque at Court, where the French King in person danced five entries, but being engaged in discourse, and better entertained with one of the Queen-Regent's (age 49) secretaries, I soon left the entertainment.

Evelyn's Diary. 06 May 1664. Went to see Mr. Wright (age 47) the painter's collection of rare shells, etc.

Pepy's Diary. 06 May 1667. So home to dinner, where Creed come, whom I vexed devilishly with telling him a wise man, and good friend of his and mine, did say that he lately went into the country to Hinchingbroke [Map]; and, at his coming to town again, hath shifted his lodgings, only to avoid paying to the Poll Bill, which is so true that he blushed, and could not in words deny it, but the fellow did think to have not had it discovered. He is so devilish a subtle false rogue, that I am really weary and afeard of his company, and therefore after dinner left him in the house, and to my office, where busy all the afternoon despatching much business, and in the evening to Sir R. Viner's (age 36) to adjust accounts there, and so home, where some of our old Navy creditors come to me by my direction to consider of what I have invented for their help as I have said in the morning, and like it mighty well, and so I to the office, where busy late, then home to supper and sing with my wife, who do begin to give me real pleasure with her singing, and so to bed.

Pepy's Diary. 06 May 1668. Thence by water to the New Exchange, where bought a pair of shoe-strings, and so to Mr. Pierce's, where invited, and there was Knepp and Mrs. Foster and here dined, but a poor, sluttish dinner, as usual, and so I could not be heartily merry at it: here saw her girl's picture, but it is mighty far short of her boy's, and not like her neither; but it makes Hales's (age 68) picture of her boy appear a good picture.

On 06 May 1680 Charles XI King Sweden (age 24) and Ulrika Eleonora Oldenburg (age 23) were married. She the daughter of Frederick III King Denmark and Sophie Amalie Hanover Queen Consort Denmark (age 52).

On 06 May 1682 The Gloucester sank during a strong gale when it struck a sandbank twenty-eight miles off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk [Map] on a journey from Portsmouth to Edinburgh. Of the estimated 330 people on board it is believed between 130 and 250 sailors and passengers perished.

The Duke of York (age 48) [the future King James II] and John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough (age 31) were rescued in the ship's boat.

Robert Ker 3rd Earl Roxburghe (age 24) drowned. His son Robert Ker 4th Earl Roxburghe (age 5) succeeded 4th Earl Roxburghe.

John Hope of Hopetoun drowned. He gave up his seat in a lifeboat to the future King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 48) for which his son was rewarded with an Earldom twenty-one years later when he came of age.

Richard Hill drowned.

The pilot James Ayres was blamed for the disaster. The Duke of York (age 48) wished him to be hanged immediately. He was court-martialled and imprisoned.

After 06 May 1711. Grave of Caesar Giffard at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Weare Giffard.

On 06 May 1754 Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester was born to Wenman Roberts aka Coke (age 37) and Elizabeth Chamberlayne (age 21).

On 06 May 1758 George Evelyn Boscawen 3rd Viscount Falmouth was born to Edward Boscawen (age 46) and Frances Evelyn Evelyn (age 38).

Diary of Caroline Girlie. 06 May 1760. Earl Ferrers (deceased) was carried from the Tower [Map] to Tyburn [Map] executed by a party of Horse and Foot Guards, a Clergyman and the two Sherifs were in the Coach with him he poor unhappy man was drest in his wedding suit, dating as he himself said his whole unhappy conduct from a forced marriage. He observed that the apparatus, and being made a spectacle of to so vast a multitude was greatly worse than death itself the procession was two hours & 3/4 from setting out, the Landau & six in which he was ye Sheriffs each in their Chariots one mourning Coach and a Hearse attended, and return'd thro' Lincoln's Inn Fields about one, I think I never shall forget a procession so moving, to know a man an hour before in perfect health then a Lifeless course, yet a just victim to his Country, for the abuse of of that power his rank in Life had given him a Title too, his rank indeed caused his punishment, as the good Old King, in answer to numerous petitions of his greatly to be pitied Family made this memorable speech, "That for the last years of his Life, he had been beyond his most Sanguine hopes successful, for which he should ever return thanks to God, and on his part he had and always would endeavor to Administer justice as he ought, as Events had shown by the punishment of his most exalted Subjects". This was a noble answer. yet none could help pitying this unhappy Lord, his intellects most probably was rather more in fault than his heart in the murder for which he Suffer'd, and had he been low born his majesty would have shewn more Mercy without such strict Justice.

On 06 May 1763 Robert Davers 5th Baronet (age 28) was killed during Pontiac's War. His brother Charles Davers 6th Baronet (age 25) succeeded 6th Baronet Davers of Rougham in Suffolk.

Section I Tumuli 1844. On the 6th of May, 1844, was opened a large flat barrow called Moot Lowe [Map], situated about one mile south-west from Grange Mill, in a field of considerable elevation and rocky surface. The tumulus is about fifteen yards in diameter, and about four feet high, with a level summit. The section was made by cutting through the centre of the barrow from east to west; when within about four yards from the middle, a secondary interment was discovered very near the surface, which consisted of a deposit of burnt bones placed in a large urn, measuring about sixteen inches in height, and thirteen in diameter at the mouth, which was broken, owing to its being so superficially covered; since being restored, it exhibits a very curious appearance, being ornamented in a different manner to any yet discovered in Derbyshire; when found, it lay on its side, and on carefully collecting the pieces, and the bones it contained, a small brass spear-head, or dagger, was found amongst the latter; it is three inches and a quarter in length, and has a hole through which it has been riveted to the handle or shaft; two very similar in size and form are engraved in Sir Richard Hoare's 'Ancient Wiltshire,' vol. i, plates 11, 28. This is the first recorded discovery of a weapon of this description in this county, though subsequent researches have proved them to be by no means rare.

Nearer the centre a much earlier interment was found, namely, a human skeleton with the knees drawn up, lying on some large limestones, and not accompanied by any utensils. The ground in the centre of the barrow was found to be four feet lower than the level of the native surface in other places, probably owing to the rocky and unequal surface of the field before mentioned; it was fiUed up with stones free from soil, to the level of the other ground, beneath which nothing was found, although such was expected to be the case. Dispersed through the mound the following articles were observed: teeth of swine and other animals, a small piece of another urn, chippings of flint, and a few rats' bones. About four hundred yards from the preceding there is a small portion of another barrow, also named Moot Lowe [Note. Presumed to be Moot Low 2 Barrow [Map]], which was long since almost razed to the ground; on the afternoon of the 6th of May the site was dug over, and a few human and animal bones brought to light; the former indicated the interment of two individuals, and the latter included the well-known rats' bones.

On 06 May 1849 John Melhuish Strudwick was born to William Strudwick (age 41) and Sarah Melhuish (age 49).

On 06 May 1851 William Legge 6th Earl Dartmouth was born to William Legge 5th Earl Dartmouth (age 27) and Augusta Finch Countess Dartmouth (age 29). Coefficient of inbreeding 1.69%.

On 06 May 1879 James Abbott McNeill Whistler (age 44) was declared insolvent following the Ruskin libel trial.

On 06 May 1882 Frederick Charles Cavendish (age 45) was assassinated at Phoenix Park, Dublin during the Phoenix Park Killings. He was buried in the Cavendish Plot, St Peter's Church, Edensor [Map].

After 06 May 1882. Cartmel Priory, Lancashire [Map]. Monument to Frederick Charles Cavendish (deceased). Sculpted by Thomas Woolner (age 56). Marble effigy on alabaster tomb chest. See Phoenix Park Killings.

On 06 May 1944 William Cavendish (age 26) and Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy (age 24) were married. Edward William Spencer Cavendish 10th Duke Devonshire (age 49) was present. Joseph Patrick Kennedy (age 28) was the only member of her family present. She the daughter of Joseph Patrick Kennedy (age 55) and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald (age 53). He the son of Edward William Spencer Cavendish 10th Duke Devonshire (age 49) and Mary Alice Gascoyne-Cecil Duchess Devonshire (age 48).

Births on the 6th May

On 06 May 1336 Robert Lisle 3rd Baron Lisle was born to John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle (age 18) and Maud Grey Baroness Lisle (age 18).

On 06 May 1410 Catherine Pole was born to Michael de la Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk (age 16) and Elizabeth Mowbray Countess Suffolk (age 16).

On 06 May 1418 Humphrey Bohun was born to John Bohun (age 57).

On 06 May 1580 Charles Gonzaga I Duke Mantua was born to Louis Gonzaga Duke Nevers (age 40) at Paris [Map].

On or before 06 May 1638 Elizabeth Johnson Lady Mordaunt was born to Nicholas Johnson (age 28). She was baptised on 06 May 1638 at St Saviour's in Soutwark [Map].

On 06 May 1651 Mary Walters was born illegitimately to King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 20) and Lucy Walter (age 21) at The Hague. King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 20) didn't acknowledge her. Her father is some somewhat speculative; he may have been Theobald Taaffe 1st Earl Carlingford (age 48) or Henry Bennet 1st Earl Arlington (age 33).

On 06 May 1680 Charles Lee was born to Edward Lee 1st Earl Lichfield (age 17) and Charlotte Fitzroy Countess Lichfield (age 15). He a grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 06 May 1682 Stillborn Saxe Coburg Saalfeld was born to John Ernest Saxe Coburg Saalfeld IV Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld (age 23) and Sophie Hedwig Saxe Merseburg Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld at Saalfield.

On 06 May 1684 John Murray was born to John Murray 1st Duke Atholl (age 24) and Catherine Hamilton Duchess Atholl (age 22).

On 06 May 1688 Marie Victoire de Noailles was born to Anne Jules 2nd Duke de Noailles (age 38).

Before 06 May 1692 Elizabeth Ogilvy Countess Lauderdale was born to James Ogilvy 1st Earl Seafield 4th Earl Findlater (age 28).

On 06 May 1699 Victor Amadeus Savoy was born to Victor Amadeus King Sardinia (age 32) and Anne Marie Bourbon Queen Consort Sardinia (age 29) at Turin. He a great grandson of King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland. Coefficient of inbreeding 4.95%.

On 06 May 1716 Maria Teresa Silva Duchess Berwick and Veragua was born to Manuel Maria Silva (age 38).

On 06 May 1729 John Murray 3rd Duke Atholl was born to George Murray (age 34).

Before 06 May 1736 Stafford Northcote 6th Baronet was born to Henry Northcote 5th Baronet (age 25).

On 06 May 1754 Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester was born to Wenman Roberts aka Coke (age 37) and Elizabeth Chamberlayne (age 21).

On 06 May 1758 George Evelyn Boscawen 3rd Viscount Falmouth was born to Edward Boscawen (age 46) and Frances Evelyn Evelyn (age 38).

On 06 May 1761 Reverend Bourchier William Wrey was born to Bourchier Wrey 6th Baronet (age 47) and Ellen Thresher Lady Wrey (age 30).

On 06 May 1777 Mary Rebecca Fitzgerald was born to William Robert Fitzgerald 2nd Duke Leinster (age 28) and Emilia St George Duchess Leinster. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 06 May 1778 Peter Nassau Clavering-Cowper 5th Earl Cowper was born to George Nassau Clavering-Cowper 3rd Earl Cowper (age 39) and Hannah Anna Gore 3rd Countess Cowper.

On 06 May 1780 Henrietta Dorothea Wallop was born to John Wallop 2nd Earl Portsmouth (age 37) and Urania Fellowes (age 38).

On 06 May 1786 Jesse Watts-Russell was born to Jesse Russell.

On 06 May 1815 Caroline Stirling Dundas was born to James Dundas of Dundas (age 22).

On 06 May 1818 Keith William Stewart-Mackenzie was born to James Alexander Stewart (age 33).

On 06 May 1825 Charlotte de Rothschild was born to Jacob "James" Mayer de Rothschild (age 32) and Betty von Rothschild (age 19). Coefficient of inbreeding 6.25%.

On 06 May 1849 John Melhuish Strudwick was born to William Strudwick (age 41) and Sarah Melhuish (age 49).

On 06 May 1851 William Legge 6th Earl Dartmouth was born to William Legge 5th Earl Dartmouth (age 27) and Augusta Finch Countess Dartmouth (age 29). Coefficient of inbreeding 1.69%.

On 06 May 1856 Sigmund Freud was born.

On 06 May 1859 Tyrell Other William Champion de Crespigny was born to Claude Champion de Crespigny 3rd Baronet (age 40) and Mary Tyrell Lady Champion de Crespigny (age 36).

On 06 May 1862 Alberta Victoria Ponsonby was born to Henry Ponsonby (age 36) and Mary Elizabeth Bulteel (age 29).

On 06 May 1876 Lionel Francis Crane was born to Walter Crane (age 30) and Mary Frances Andrews (age 30).

On 06 May 1879 Hilary Lushington Hunt was born to William Holman Hunt (age 52) and Marion Edith Waugh (age 32) at 2 Warwick Gardens.

On 06 May 1880 Gervase Disney Alexander 15th Baron Cobham was born to Reginald Gervase Alexander (age 33).

On 06 May 1882 Wilhelm Hohenzollern was born to Wilhelm Hohenzollern (age 23) and Empress Auguste Viktoria Oldenburg (age 23). He a great grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 06 May 1892 Edward Fitzgerald 7th Duke Leinster was born to Gerald Fitzgerald 5th Duke Leinster (age 40) and Hermione Wilhelmina Duncombe Duchess Leinster (age 28). His biological father was suspected to be Hugo Charteris 11th Earl Wemyss (age 34) with whom his mother was believed to have been having an affair at the time.

On 06 May 1897 Ernest Aldrich Simpson was born to Ernest L Simpson aka Solomon Shipbroker (age 43) and Charlotte Gaines (age 41).

On 06 May 1914 George Parker 8th Earl Macclesfield was born to George Parker 7th Earl Macclesfield (age 25) and Lilian Joanna Vere Boyle Countess Macclesfield.

On 06 May 1924 Patricia Helen Kennedy was born to Joseph Patrick Kennedy (age 35) and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald (age 33).

Marriages on the 6th May

Before 06 May 1336 John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle (age 18) and Maud Grey Baroness Lisle (age 18) were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England.

After 06 May 1336 Robert Lisle 3rd Baron Lisle and Agnes Unknown Baroness Lisle were married. She by marriage Baroness Lisle of Rougemont.

Before 06 May 1410 Michael de la Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk (age 16) and Elizabeth Mowbray Countess Suffolk (age 16) were married. She the daughter of Thomas Mowbray 1st Duke of Norfolk and Elizabeth Fitzalan Duchess Norfolk (age 44). He the son of Michael de la Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk (age 49) and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk (age 34). He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 06 May 1589 John Stanhope 1st Baron Stanhope (age 40) and Margaret Macwilliams Baroness Stanhope were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 06 May 1602 Francis Manners 6th Earl of Rutland (age 24) and Frances Knyvet Lady Bevill (age 36) were married. He the son of John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland.

Before 06 May 1619 James Butler 10th Baron Dunboyne and Joan Butler (age 91) were married. The difference in their ages was 38 years. She the daughter of Piers "Red" Butler 8th Earl Ormonde 1st Earl Ossory and Margaret Fitzgerald Countess Ormonde and Ossory.

On 06 May 1635 Edmund Pye 1st Baronet (age 28) and Catherine Lucas were married.

On 06 May 1680 Charles XI King Sweden (age 24) and Ulrika Eleonora Oldenburg (age 23) were married. She the daughter of Frederick III King Denmark and Sophie Amalie Hanover Queen Consort Denmark (age 52).

Before 06 May 1684 John Murray 1st Duke Atholl (age 24) and Catherine Hamilton Duchess Atholl (age 22) were married. She by marriage Duchess Atholl. She the daughter of William Hamilton Duke Hamilton (age 49) and Anne Hamilton 3rd Duchess Hamilton (age 52). He the son of John Murray 1st Marquess Atholl (age 53) and Amelia Stanley Marchioness Atholl (age 51). They were half fourth cousins. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

On 06 May 1718 Thomas Catesby Paget (age 29) and Elizabeth Egerton were married. She the daughter of John Egerton 3rd Earl Bridgewater and Jane Paulet Countess Bridgewater. He the son of Henry Paget 1st Earl Uxbridge (age 55).

On 06 May 1724 Edward Neville 15th and 13th Baron Bergavenny (age 19) and Katherine Tatton Baroness Bergavenny were married. She by marriage Baroness Bergavenny. He the son of George Neville 13th and 11th Baron Bergavenny and Anne Walker Countess De La Warr.

On 06 May 1778 George Howland Beaumont 7th Baronet (age 24) and Margaret Willes Lady Beaumont (age 22) were married. Margaret Willes Lady Beaumont (age 22)

On 06 May 1829 George Waugh (age 28) and Mary Walker (age 24) were married.

On 06 May 1833 Robert Burden Stableman (age 23) and Ann Maizey Domestic Servant (age 27) were married at St Mary Magdalen's Church.

Before 06 May 1849 William Strudwick (age 41) and Sarah Melhuish (age 49) were married.

On 06 May 1852 Samuel Clowes (age 31) and Sophia Louisa Sutton were married.

On 06 May 1857 John Wrixon-Becher 3rd Baronet (age 28) and Emily Catherine Hare (age 23) were married. She the daughter of William Hare 2nd Earl Listowel and Maria Augusta Windham Countess Listowel (age 52).

On 06 May 1884 George William Thomas Brudenell 4th Marquess Ailesbury (age 20) and Dorothy Julia "Dolly Tester" Haseley Marchioness Ailesbury (age 23) were married.

On 06 May 1944 William Cavendish (age 26) and Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy (age 24) were married. Edward William Spencer Cavendish 10th Duke Devonshire (age 49) was present. Joseph Patrick Kennedy (age 28) was the only member of her family present. She the daughter of Joseph Patrick Kennedy (age 55) and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald (age 53). He the son of Edward William Spencer Cavendish 10th Duke Devonshire (age 49) and Mary Alice Gascoyne-Cecil Duchess Devonshire (age 48).

On 06 May 1960 Antony Armstrong-Jones 1st Earl of Snowdon (age 30) and Princess Margaret (age 29) were married at Westminster Abbey [Map]. The ceremony was the first royal wedding to be broadcast on television. She the daughter of King George VI of the United Kingdom and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Queen Consort England (age 59).

Colin Tennant 3rd Baron Glenconner (age 33) and Anne Veronica Coke Baroness Glenconner (age 27), whose wedding the couple had attended four years before, offered them a piece of land on their privately owned island, Mustique, and agreed to build a house for the couple on the land. It was designed in 1971 by uncle to Lord Snowdon, Oliver Messel, and named "Les Jolies Eaux" aka "The Pretty Waters"

On 06 May 2000 Henry Alexander Nicholas Beaumont (age 33) and Diane Helen Seymour (age 36) were married. She the daughter of Hugh Seymour 8th Marquess Hertford and Pamela Therese Louise de Riquet Comtesse de Caraman-Chimay (age 67).

Deaths on the 6th May

On 06 May 698 Bishop Eadberht of Lindisfarne died.

On 06 May 1002 Archbishop Ealdwulf died.

After 06 May 1137 Lucienne Rochefort (age 49) died.

On 06 May 1144 Routrou "The Great" Chateaudun III Count Perche (age 64) died. His son Routrou Chateaudun IV Count Perche (age 9) succeeded IV Count Perche.

On 06 May 1236 William D'Aubigny (age 85) died at Uffington, Leicestershire. His remains were buried at Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire [Map] with his heart being buried at Belvoir Priory [Map].

On 06 May 1328 Robert Fitzwalter 2nd Baron Fitzwalter (age 28) died. His son John Fitzwalter 3rd Baron Fitzwalter (age 13) succeeded 3rd Baron Fitzwalter.

On 06 May 1388 John Chideock (age 82) died.

On 06 May 1417 Marjorie Stewart Countess Moray (age 69) died.

On 06 May 1446 Georges de La Tremoille (age 61) died.

On 06 May 1446 Georges de La Trémoille (age 64) died.

On 06 May 1459 John Cheney (age 39) died at Kennett.

On 14 Apr 1471 Edward IV (age 28) commanded at the Battle of Barnet supported by his brothers George (age 21) and Richard (age 18), John Babington (age 48), Wiliam Hastings (age 40) (commanded), Ralph Hastings, William Norreys (age 30), William Parr (age 37), John Savage (age 49), William Bourchier Viscount Bourchier (age 41), Thomas St Leger (age 31), John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet (age 45), Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh (age 40), John Scott Comptroller (age 48) and Thomas Strickland.

The Yorkists William Blount (age 29), Humphrey Bourchier (age 40), Humphrey Bourchier (age 36), Henry Stafford (age 46) and Thomas Parr were killed.

The Lancastrians ...

Warwick the Kingmaker (age 42) was killed. Earl Salisbury forfeit on the assumption he was attainted either before or after his death; the date of his attainder is unknown. If not attainted the Earldom may be in abeyance. Baron Montagu and Baron Montagu abeyant between his two daughters Isabel Neville Duchess Clarence (age 19) and Anne Neville Queen Consort England (age 14).

John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 40) was killed. Marquess Montagu extinct. He was buried at Bisham Abbey [Map].

William Tyrrell was killed.

William Fiennes 2nd Baron Saye and Sele (age 43) was killed. His son Henry Fiennes 3rd Baron Saye and Sele (age 25) succeeded 3rd Baron Saye and Sele. Anne Harcourt Baroness Saye and Sele by marriage Baroness Saye and Sele.

Henry Holland 3rd Duke Exeter (age 40) commanded the left flank, was badly wounded and left for dead, Henry Stafford (age 46) and John Paston (age 27) were wounded, John de Vere 13th Earl of Oxford (age 28) commanded, and John Paston (age 29) and William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont (age 33) fought.

Robert Harleston (age 36) was killed.

Thomas Hen Salusbury (age 62) was killed.

Thomas Tresham (age 51) escaped but was subsequently captured and executed on 06 May 1471.

On 06 May 1494 Henry Wingfield (age 60) died in Orford Castle, Suffolk [Map].

On 06 May 1502 James Tyrrell (age 47) was executed.

On 06 May 1527 Charles Bourbon III Duke Bourbon (age 37) was killed during the Sack of Rome.

On 06 May 1546 George Baynham died.

On 06 May 1548 Anthony Browne (age 48) died at Byfleet, Surrey. He was buried at Senlac Hill Hastings. Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montagu (age 19) inherited Cowdray House [Map].

After 06 May 1552 Elizabeth Talbot Baroness Dacre Gilsland (age 45) died.

Before 06 May 1578, the date he was buried at Broad Chalke, Wiltshire [Map], Edward St Lo (age 59) died.

On 06 May 1579 Francis Montmorency (age 48) died at the Château d'Écouen.

On 06 May 1593 John Borlase of Buckinghamshire (age 66) died.

After 06 May 1625 George Bruce of Carnock (age 75) died.

Between 14 Apr 1628 and 06 May 1628 James Elphinstone of Barnes (age 47) died.

On 06 May 1629 Francis Smyth (age 61) died.

On 06 May 1632 John Curzon (age 81) died at Kedleston [Map].

On 06 May 1634 John Vaughan 1st Earl Carbery (age 59) died at Golden Grove, Llanfihangel. His son Richard Vaughan 2nd Earl Carbery (age 34) succeeded 2nd Earl Carbery.

On 06 May 1637 Francis Forester of Dothill died.

On 06 May 1638 John Jephson died.

On 06 May 1661 Anne Calvert (age 24) died.

On 06 May 1681 Philip Wodehouse 3rd Baronet (age 72) died. His grandson John Wodehouse 4th Baronet (age 12) succeeded 4th Baronet Woodhouse of Wilberhall.

On 06 May 1682 The Gloucester sank during a strong gale when it struck a sandbank twenty-eight miles off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk [Map] on a journey from Portsmouth to Edinburgh. Of the estimated 330 people on board it is believed between 130 and 250 sailors and passengers perished.

The Duke of York (age 48) [the future King James II] and John Churchill 1st Duke of Marlborough (age 31) were rescued in the ship's boat.

Robert Ker 3rd Earl Roxburghe (age 24) drowned. His son Robert Ker 4th Earl Roxburghe (age 5) succeeded 4th Earl Roxburghe.

John Hope of Hopetoun drowned. He gave up his seat in a lifeboat to the future King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 48) for which his son was rewarded with an Earldom twenty-one years later when he came of age.

Richard Hill drowned.

The pilot James Ayres was blamed for the disaster. The Duke of York (age 48) wished him to be hanged immediately. He was court-martialled and imprisoned.

On 06 May 1682 Stillborn Saxe Coburg Saalfeld died at Saalfield.

On 06 May 1682 William Jones (age 51) died.

On 06 May 1703 John Murray 1st Marquess Atholl (age 72) died. His son John Murray 1st Duke Atholl (age 43) succeeded 2nd Marquess Atholl, 3rd Earl Atholl, 4th Earl Tullibardine. Catherine Hamilton Duchess Atholl (age 41) by marriage Marchioness Atholl.

On 06 May 1726 Mary Cole Countess of Drogheda (age 66) died.

On 06 May 1737 Barbara Fitzroy (age 64) died.

On 06 May 1748 Peter Bathurst (age 61) died.

On or before 06 May 1762 Francis Wolstenholme 7th Baronet died. He was buried on 06 May 1762. Baronet Wolstenholme of London extinct.

On 06 May 1762 Alexander Lindsay 3rd Baronet (age 78) died.

On 06 May 1763 Robert Davers 5th Baronet (age 28) was killed during Pontiac's War. His brother Charles Davers 6th Baronet (age 25) succeeded 6th Baronet Davers of Rougham in Suffolk.

On 06 May 1764 Edward Wingfield 2nd Viscount Powerscourt (age 34) died. His brother Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt (age 33) succeeded 3rd Viscount Powerscourt. Amelia Stratford Viscountess Powerscourt by marriage Viscountess Powerscourt.

On 06 May 1773 Bell Lloyd of Pontryffyd and Bodfach (age 43) died.

On 06 May 1787 Carolina Orange Nassau (age 44) died.

On 06 May 1815 George Thomas 3rd Baronet (age 75) died. His son William Lewis Thomas 4th Baronet (age 32) succeeded 4th Baronet Thomas of Yapton in Sussex.

On 06 May 1820 John Denison (age 62) died.

On 06 May 1822 Archbishop Charles Brodrick (age 61) died.

On 06 May 1850 William Hervey (age 44) died.

On 06 May 1851 Francis Needham Viscount Newry (age 36) died.

On 06 May 1855 Louisa Diana St John died.

On 06 May 1855 Mary Isabella Sutton Lady Baker died.

On 06 May 1867 John Yarde-Buller (age 43) died.

On 06 May 1870 James Young Simpson 1st Baronet (age 58) died at 52 Queen Street Edinburgh. His son Walter Grindlay Simpson 2nd Baronet (age 26) succeeded 2nd Baronet Simpson of Strathavon and the City of Edinburgh.

On 06 May 1873 Louisa Elizabeth Jane Grey (age 21) died.

On 06 May 1881 Mary Letitia Parnell died.

On 06 May 1882 Frederick Charles Cavendish (age 45) was assassinated at Phoenix Park, Dublin during the Phoenix Park Killings. He was buried in the Cavendish Plot, St Peter's Church, Edensor [Map].

On 06 May 1894 Marie Luise Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 45) died.

On 06 May 1897 George Gilbert Scott (age 57) died.

On 06 May 1899 Richard Hanbury Joseph Gurney (age 44) died.

On 06 May 1902 Robert Montagu (age 77) died.

On 06 May 1909 Alan Brodrick (age 69) died.

On 06 May 1911 Henrietta Monck died.

On 06 May 1915 Colonel William de Horsey (age 89) died.

On 06 May 1919 Lieutenant Philip Wodehouse (age 32) died whlist on active service. He was buried at St Peter's Church, Kimberley in the Wodehouse family vault.

On 06 May 1921 Herbert Colstoun Gardner 1st Baron Burghclere (age 74) died.

On 06 May 1927 Henry Lowry-Corry (age 81) died.

On 06 May 1935 Diana Maud Nina Fitzroy (age 36) died.

On 06 May 1945 Edith Henrietta Sybil Denison Lady Codrington (age 80) died.

On 06 May 1954 Princess Cecilie Mecklenburg Schwerin (age 67) died.

On 06 May 1970 Nancy Lycett Green Baroness Vivian died.

On 06 May 1978 Charles Hedworth Mills 4th Baron Hillingdon (age 56) died.

On 06 May 1978 Hubert Acland 4th Baronet (age 87) died. His son Antony Guy Acland 5th Baronet (age 61) succeeded 5th Baronet Acland of St Mary Magdalen in Oxford.

On 06 May 1979 Violet Lucy Emily Seely Viscountess Allendale (age 82) died.

On 06 May 1992 Marlene Dietrich (age 90) died.

On 06 May 2002 Elizabeth Susan Douglas-Scott-Montagu (age 92) died.