08 May is in May.
On 08 May 1319 King Haakon V (age 49) died.
On 08 May 1360 King Edward III of England (age 47) and King John "The Good" II of France (age 41), and their eldest sons Edward "Black Prince" (age 29) and the future King Charles V of France (age 21), ratified the Treaty of Brétigny at Calais [Map]. Louis Valois Anjou I Duke Anjou (age 20) and John Valois 1st Duke Berry (age 19) were given as hostages.
King John "The Good" II of France (age 41) was ransomed for three million écus being released after the payment of the first third.
Bishop William of Wykeham (age 40) was present.
The Treaty was signed on 24 Oct 1360 at Calais.
On 08 May 1381 Bishop Thomas of Hatfield (age 71) died.
On 08 May 1405 Peter Luxemburg I Count Saint Pol (age 15) and Margherita Baux (age 11) were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry III of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.
On 08 May 1427 John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl of Worcester was born to John Tiptoft 1st Baron Tiptoft and Joyce Charleton Baroness Tiptoft (age 23) at Eversden.
On 08 May 1429 William Moleyns (age 23) died at the Siege of Orléans.
On 08 May 1429 Joan of Arc (age 17) led the French army to successfully relieve the Siege of Orléans.
Calendars. Membrane 17d. 08 May 1460. Commission to Thomas Kiriell (age 64), knight, John Cheyne, knight, Thomas Westminster. Broun, knight, John Fogge, Robert Home and William Hexstall, to take near Sandwich [Map] the muster of all men at arms and archers ordered to go with Henry, duke of Exeter (age 29), on the safe-keeping of the sea to resist the king's rebels and enemies, and to certify the king thereof in Chancery.
On 08 May 1460 Frederick Hohenzollern I Margrave Brandenburg Ansbach was born to Albert "Achilles" Hohenzollern Elector Brandenburg (age 45).
Before 08 May 1483 King Richard III of England (age 30) was appointed Lord Protector.
On 08 May 1513 Charles Bourbon Duke Vendôme (age 23) and Françoise Valois Alençon Countess Vendôme (age 23) were married. She by marriage Countess Vendôme. She the daughter of Rene Valois Alençon Duke Alençon and Margaret Lorraine Duchess Alençon (age 50). He the son of Francis Bourbon Count Vendôme and Soissons and Marie Luxemburg Countess Vendôme and Soissons. They were half third cousin once removed. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III of England.
Ellis' Letters S1 V2 Letter CXIV. 08 May 1533. Nevertheless the viij th daye of Maye, accordyng to the said appoyntment, I came vnto Dunstable, my Lorde of Lyncoln (age 60) beyng assistante vnto me, and my Lorde of Wyncehester (age 50), Doctour Bell, Doctour Claybroke, Doctour Trygonnel, Doctour Hewis, Doctour Olyver, Doctour Brytten, Mr. Bedell, with diuerse other lernyd in the Lawe beyng councellours in the Lawe for the King's parte: and soo there at our commyng kepte a Courte for the apperance of the said Lady Kateren (age 47), where were examyned certeyn witnes whiche testified that she was lawfully cited and called to appere, whome for fawte of apperance was declared contumax; procedyng in the said cause agaynste her in pænam contumaciam as the processe of the Lawe thereunto belongeth; whiche contynewed xv. dayes after our cummyng thither. And the morow after Assension daye I gave finall Sentance therin, howe that it was indispensable for the Pope to lycense any suche marieges.
This donne, and after our reiornynga1 home agayne, the Kings Highnes prepared al thyngs convenient for the Coronacion of the Queene, whiche also was after suche a maner as foloweth.
On 08 May 1616 Gilbert Talbot 7th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 63) died. His daughter Alethea Talbot Countess Arundel, Surrey and Norfolk (age 31) succeeded 13th Baroness Furnivall, 17th Baroness Strange Blackmere, 14th Baroness Talbot. His brother Edward Talbot 8th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 55) succeeded 8th Earl of Shrewsbury 2C 1442, 8th Earl Waterford.
Pepy's Diary. 08 May 1660. All the morning busy. After dinner come several persons of honour, as my Lord St. John (age 61) and others, for convoy to Flushing, and great giving of them salutes. My Lord and we at nine-pins: I lost 9s. While we were at play Mr. Cook brings me word of my wife. He went to Huntsmore to see her, and brought her and my father Bowyer to London, where he left her at my father's (age 59), very well, and speaks very well of her love to me. My letters to-day tell me how it was intended that the King should be proclaimed to-day in London, with a great deal of pomp. I had also news who they are that are chosen of the Lords and Commons to attend the King. And also the whole story of what we did the other day in the fleet, at reading of the King's (age 29) declaration, and my name at the bottom of it. After supper some musique and to bed. I resolving to rise betimes to-morrow to write letters to London.
On 08 May 1660 King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 29) received a letter inviting him to return to England and become King at Breda.
On 08 May 1661 King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 30) summoned his second Parliament.
Richard Jennings (age 42) was elected MP St Albans.
Clement Fisher 2nd Baronet (age 48) was elected MP Coventry.
Before 08 May 1682 James Howard 3rd Earl Suffolk (age 63) and Anne Montagu Countess Suffolk (age 15) were married. She by marriage Countess Suffolk. The difference in their ages was 47 years. She the daughter of Robert Montagu 3rd Earl Manchester (age 48) and Anne Yelverton Countess Manchester (age 52). He the son of Theophilus Howard 2nd Earl Suffolk and Elizabeth Home Countess Suffolk.NOTEXT
Evelyn's Diary. 08 May 1688. His Majesty (age 54), alarmed by the great fleet of the Dutch (while we had a very inconsiderable one), went down to Chatham [Map]; their fleet was well prepared, and out, before we were in any readiness, or had any considerable number to have encountered them, had there been occasion, to the great reproach of the nation; while being in profound peace, there was a mighty land army, which there was no need of, and no force at sea, where only was the apprehension; but the army was doubtless kept and increased, in order to bring in and countenance Popery, the King beginning to discover his intention, by many instances pursued by the Jesuits, against his first resolution to alter nothing in the Church Establishment, so that it appeared there can be no reliance on Popish promises.
On 08 May 1690 Theophilus Hastings 7th Earl Huntingdon (age 39) and Mary Frances Fowler Countess Huntingdon (age 26) were married. She by marriage Countess Huntingdon. He the son of Ferdinando Hastings 6th Earl Huntingdon and Lucy Davies Countess Huntingdon. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.
On 08 May 1736 Frederick Louis Hanover Prince of Wales (age 29) and Augusta Saxe Coburg Altenburg (age 16) were married. She the daughter of Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg II Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg and Magdalena Augusta Anhalt Zerbst Anhaltzerbst Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg. He the son of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland (age 52) and Caroline Hohenzollern Queen Consort England (age 53).
On 08 May 1740 Frederick Hesse-Kassel (age 19) and Mary Hanover (age 17) were married. She the daughter of King George II (age 56). She the daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland (age 56) and Caroline Hohenzollern Queen Consort England. He the son of William Hesse-Kassel (age 58). They were fourth cousins.
On 08 May 1783 Henry Loftus 1st Earl of Ely (age 73) died without issue. Earl of Ely in Wicklow 2C 1771, Viscount Loftus of Ely 2C 1756 and Baron Loftus of Loftus Hall in Wexford extinct. His estates passed to his nephew Charles Tottenham aka Loftus 1st Marquess Ely (age 45), the son of his sister Elizabeth Loftus, who adopted the surname Loftus.
Archaeologia Volume 9 Section XVII. Discoveries in opening a Tumulus [Garratts Piece Barrow [Map]] in Derbyshire. In a Letter from the Rev. Mr. Pegge (age 83) to the Rev. John Brand, Secretary. Read May 8, 1788.
On 24 Oct 1809 John Margetts Brewer and Sarah Dunn-Gardner Marchioness Townshend were married bigamously at Gretna Green, Dumfrieshire. She was, at the time, married to George Ferrars Townshend 3rd Marquess Townshend (age 30) although they had separated on 08 May 1808. The couple had a number of children who adopted the surname Townshend until delegitimated in 1843 by a private Act of Parliament and barred from using the surname Townshend.
On 08 May 1822 William Feilding 6th Earl Desmond 7th Earl Denbigh (age 26) and Mary Elizabeth Kitty Moreton Countess Desmond and Denbigh (age 23) were married. She by marriage Countess Desmond Countess Denbigh. She the daughter of Thomas Reynolds-Moreton 1st Earl Ducie (age 45) and Frances Herbert Baroness Ducie Tortworth (age 40).
On 08 May 1828 Francis Walpole (age 33) and Elizabeth Knight (age 30) were married at St George's Church, Hanover Square by Reverend Robert Walpole (age 47) in the presence of [?] Knight, Frances Knight and Sophia Walpole.
On 08 May 1829 Charles Abbot 1st Baron Colchester (age 71) died. His son Charles Abbot 2nd Baron Colchester (age 31) succeeded 2nd Baron Colchester.
On 08 May 1870 George Cholmondeley 2nd Marquess Cholmondeley (age 78) died. He was buried at St Oswald's Church, Malpas [Map]. His brother William Cholmondeley 3rd Marquess Cholmondeley (age 70) succeeded 3rd Marquess Cholmondeley, 6th Earl Cholmondeley in Cheshire, 3rd Earl Rocksavage of Cheshire, 7th Viscount Cholmondeley of Kells in County Meath, 6th Viscount Malpas in Cheshire, 6th Baron Cholmondeley Nampwich in Cheshire, 5th Baron Newburgh of Newburgh in Anglesey, 5th Baron Newborough of Newborough in County Wexford 1C 1715. Marcia Emma Georgiana Arbuthnot Marchioness Cholmondeley (age 66) by marriage Marchioness Cholmondeley.
On 08 May 1877 George Robert Charles Herbert 13th Earl Pembroke 10th Earl Montgomery (age 26) and Gertrude Frances Chetwynd-Talbot Countess Pembroke and Montgomery (age 37) were married. She by marriage Countess Pembroke, Countess Montgomery. She the daughter of Henry John Chetwynd-Talbot 3rd Earl Talbot 18th Earl of Shrewsbury and Sarah Elizabeth Beresford Countess Talbot Shrewsbury Waterford (age 69).
On 08 May 1879 Charles William Reginald Duncombe 2nd Earl Feversham was born to William Reginald Duncombe (age 26) and Muriel Frances Louisa Chetwynd-Talbot.
After 08 May 1917. All Saints Church Hough-on-the-Hill [Map]. Memorial to Captain Arthur Fox MC of the 1st Kings Shropshire Light Infantry killed in action 08 May 1917 and to Percy Lord who was killed in action 28 Oct 1918.
On 08 May 1925 William Henry Fellowes 2nd Baron de Ramsey of Ramsey Abbey (age 76) died.
On 08 May 1925 Henry John Brinsley Manners 8th Duke Rutland (age 73) died. His son John Henry Montagu Manners 9th Duke Rutland (age 38) succeeded 9th Duke Rutland, 9th Marquess Grandby, 17th Earl of Rutland 3C 1525. Kathleen Tennant Duchess Rutland (age 30) by marriage Duchess Rutland.
On 08 May 1926 Francis Montagu Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie 2nd Earl of Wharncliffe (age 69) died. His son Archibald Montagu Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie 3rd Earl of Wharncliffe (age 34) succeeded 3rd Earl Wharncliffe, 5th Baron Wharncliffe of Wortley in Yorkshire.
Philip Bourchier Sherard Wrey 12th Baronet: On 28 Jun 1858 he was born to Henry Bourchier Toke Wrey 10th Baronet (age 29) and Marianne Sarah Sherard Lady Wrey (age 23). On 26 Jan 1917 Robert Bourchier Sherard Wrey 11th Baronet (age 61) died. His brother Philip Bourchier Sherard Wrey 12th Baronet (age 58) succeeded 12th Baronet Wrey of Trebitch in Cornwall. On 08 May 1936 Philip Bourchier Sherard Wrey 12th Baronet (age 77) died. His brother Reverend Albany Bourchier Sherard Wrey 13th Baronet (age 75) succeeded 13th Baronet Wrey of Trebitch in Cornwall.
On 08 May 1957 James Stewart-Murray 9th Duke of Atholl (age 77) died unmarried.
On 08 May 2014 James Thomas Douglas-Home 28th Baron Dacre (age 61) died.