11 May is in May.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 664. This year the sun was eclipsed, on the eleventh of May; and Erkenbert, King of Kent, having died, Egbert his son succeeded to the kingdom. Colman with his companions this year returned to his own country. This same year there was a great plague in the island Britain, in which died Bishop Tuda, who was buried at Wayleigh-Chad and Wilferth were consecrated-And Archbishop Deus-dedit died.
Flowers of History. 11 May 1068. Matilda (age 37), the wife of king William (age 40), was consecrated queen on the day of Pentecost, by Aeldred, archbishop of York, on the twenty-second of March. [Note. The date a mistake. Pentecost the fiftieth day after Easter so usually in May. Pentcost known as White Sunday, or Whit-Sunday.] This year also, William (age 40) had a son born in England, who was called Henry. For his first-born, William Rufus (age 12), and also Robert (age 17), were born in Normandy, before their father had conquered England.
On 11 May 1313 Archbishop Robert Winchelsey (age 68) died.
On 11 May 1366 Anne of Bohemia Queen Consort England was born to Charles IV King Bohemia Holy Roman Emperor Luxemburg (age 49) and Elizabeth Pomerania Holy Roman Empress Luxemburg (age 19) at Prague.
In Dec 1421 King Henry V of England (age 35) commenced the Siege of Meaux. John Cornwall 1st Baron Fanhope 1st Baron Milbroke (age 57) fought. His son John Cornwall (age 18) was killed; his head being blown off by a cannon ball witnessed by his father. Meaux [Map] was eventually captured on 11 May 1422.
On 11 May 1429 following her success at Orléans Joan of Arc (age 17) met Charles "Victorious" VII King France (age 26) at the Royal Lodge at Loches where she persuaded him to be crowned at Reims Cathedral.
On 11 May 1433 William Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria (age 58) and Margarethe La Marck Duchess Bavaria (age 17) were married. The difference in their ages was 41 years. She the daughter of Adolph La Marck I Duke Cleves (age 59) and Marie Valois Duchess Cleves (age 40). He the son of John Wittelsbach II Duke Bavaria and Catherine Gorizia Duchess Bavaria. They were half second cousin once removed. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.
On 11 May 1509 King Henry VII of England and Ireland (deceased) was buried in the Henry VII Chapel, Westminster Abbey [Map]. Henry Willoughby (age 58) and Anthony Wingfield (age 22) attended. The ladies given mantelets and kerchiefs were as follows:
Household of Mary Tudor:
Mary Tudor Queen Consort France (age 13).
Catherine York Countess Devon (age 29).
Elizabeth Stafford Countess Sussex (age 30). Possibly Margaret Whetehill.
Eleanor Pole (age 47).
Mary Scrope (age 33).
Household of the Princess of Wales Catherine of Aragon:
Catherine of Aragon (age 23).
Agnes or Inez Vanegas.
María de Salinas Baroness Willoughby Eresby (age 19).
Household of Margaret Beaufort the King's Mother:
Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond (age 65).
Joan Vaux "Mother Guildford" (age 46).
Mary Hussey Baroness Willoughby Eresby (age 25).
Letters 1536. 11 May 1536. 908. On the 11th were condemned as traitors Master Norreys (age 54), the King's chief butler, (sommelier de corps) Master Weston (age 25), who used to lie with the King, Master Brereton, gentleman of the Chamber, and the groom (varlet de chambre) [Mark Smeaton (age 24)], of whom I wrote to your Majesty by my man. Only the groom (age 24) confessed that he had been three times with the said putain and Concubine (age 35). The others were condemned upon presumption and certain indications, without valid proof or confession.
Letters 1536. 11 May 1536. R. O. 843. Sir William Poulet to Cromwell.
My Lord of Norfolk showed me that he had no knowledge that the indictment was found, and asked me whether the parties should proceed to their trial or not. I told him I knew not. As to Commissioners he said he knew not how many were required, nor whether they ought to be barons or not. Therefore he could not tell whom to name; and if he knew, yet he would name none till he learned the King's pleasure. So he willed me to advertise you. Hampton Court, Thursday night. Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
In his will he left his Thomas Percy (age 32), nephew of his former employer, in his will a silver ewer and basin "in remembrance of such benefits which I have received at the hands of my very good lord and late master the late earl of Northumberland his uncle".
He left Anne Preston Baroness Geneville Beaudasert and Parr Kendal his lands at Coton and Whitwell, Cambridgeshire 'as a poor token of the good will which I have ever borne to her ladyship and in remembrance that in that place she had her first acquaintance with my lord her husband (age 54)'.
On 11 May 1607 Thomas Arundell 2nd Baron Arundel (age 21) and Blanche Somerset Baroness Arundel Wardour were married. She by marriage Baroness Arundel Wardour in Wiltshire. She the daughter of Edward Somerset 4th Earl of Worcester (age 57) and Elizabeth Hastings Countess of Worcester (age 61). They were third cousin once removed.
On or before 11 May 1616 Daniel Brevint was born. He was baptised 11 May 1616.
On 11 May 1663 Henri Valois II Duke Longueville (age 68) died.
On 11 May 1685, despite the reprieves Margaret Wilson (age 18) and Margaret McLachlan were drowned at Wigtown, Wigtownshire on the orders of Robert Grierson 1st Baronet (age 30), for refusing to swear an oath declaring James II and VII (age 51) as head of the church.
Some Remarkable Passages of the Life and Death of Mr Alexander Peden Chapter 24. The broth was hell-hot in these days; they 'wanted long-shanked spoons that supped with the devil:' I could give many instances, but at this time shall only mention the drowning of these two women at Wigtoun in Galloway, the 11th of May 1685, (which some deny to be matter of fact) viz. Margaret Lauchlan, who was past sixty-three years, and some of her intimates said to me. She was a christian of deep exercise through much of her life, and of high attainments and great experiences in the ways of godliness; and Margaret Wilson (age 18) who was put to death with her, aged twenty-three. The old woman was first tied to the stake, enemies saying, 'Tis needless to speak to that old damn'd bitch, let her go to hell: but,' say they, 'Margaret, ye are young; if ye'll pray for the king, we will give you your life.' She said, 'I'll pray for salvation to all the elect, but the damnation of none.' They dashed her under the water, and pulled her up again. People looking on said, 'O Margaret, will ye say it I' She said, 'Lord, give him repentance, forgiveness and salvation, if it be thy holy will.' Lagg (age 30) cry'd, 'Damn'd bitch, we do not want such prayers: tender the oaths to her.' She said, ' No, no sinful oaths for me ' They said, 'To hell with them, to hell with them, it is o'er good for them.' Thus suffered they that extraordinary and unheard-of death.
On 11 May 1728 Charles Lyon 6th Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne (age 28) was killed accidentally. Two days previously he had been attending a funeral after which, drunk, he and friends adjourned to a tavern. During a scuffle resulting from high spirits he was accidentally wounded by a sword thrust intended for his friend who he had pushed aside dying forty nine hours later. The subsquent murder trial established the "not guilty" verdict (in addition to "proven" and "not proven") in Scots Law and the right of Scots juries to try the whole case and not just the facts known as Jury Nullification.
George Sackville aka Germain 1st Viscount Sackville (age 29) led the charge of the Duke of Cumberland's infantry leading his regiment so deep into the French lines that when he was wounded and captured he was taken to the tent of Louis XV.
On 11 May 1758 Charles Henry Mordaunt 5th Earl Peterborough 3rd Earl Monmouth was born to Charles Mordaunt 4th Earl Peterborough 2nd Earl Monmouth (age 50) and Robiana Brown.
Edward Hase of Salle: Around 1733 he was born to John Hase of Great Melton in Norfolk and Mary Lombe. On 02 Jan 1784 John 1st Lombe Baronet (age 53) was created 1st Baronet Lombe aka Jodrell of Salle Park in Norfolk with remainder in default of male issue of his own to his brother Edward Hase of Salle (age 51) and the heirs male of his body and in default thereof to the male issue of Edward Hase's daughter, Virtue Hase. Before 25 May 1801 Edward Hase of Salle (age 68) and Virtue Repps (age 69) were married.
Virtue Repps: Around 1732 she was born to John Repps of Mattishall (age 27) and Virtue Boardman (age 37).
At 5:15 pm, on the evening of 11 May 1812, Perceval was on his way to attend the inquiry into the Orders in Council. As he entered the lobby of the House of Commons, a man stepped forward, drew a pistol and shot him in the chest. The assassin, John Bellingham, was a merchant who believed he had been unjustly imprisoned in Russia and was entitled to compensation from the government, but all his petitions had been rejected.
Perceval left a widow and twelve children aged between three and twenty. Parliament voted to settle £50,000 on Perceval's children, with additional annuities for his widow and eldest son.
This unfortunate man had presented several memorials, and had repeatedly demanded audience, but they had given him no answer. Driven to despair, he presented himself at the door of the house of commons, waited for the prime minister, Mr. Percival, and shot him. He was seized, confessed the crime, was tried, condemned to be hung, and executed a few days after. At the time of execution an immense crowd filled the public square, and these expressions were heard on every side: Farewell poor man, you owe satisfaction to the offended laws of your country, but God bless you! you have rendered an important service to your country, you have tdugllt ministers that they should do justice, and grant audience when it is asked of them.
A subscription was opened for the widow and children, and a handsome sum was raised. Their fortune was ten times greater than they could ever have expected in any other situation.
On 11 May 1830 George Cholmondeley 2nd Marquess Cholmondeley (age 38) and Susan Carolina Somerset Marchioness Cholmondeley (age 26) were married. She by marriage Marchioness Cholmondeley. She the daughter of Henry Charles Somerset 6th Duke Beaufort (age 63) and Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower Duchess Beaufort (age 59). He the son of George Cholmondeley 1st Marquess Cholmondeley and Georgina Charlotte Bertie Marchioness Cholmondeley (age 68).
On 11 May 1835 William Edwardes 4th and 1st Baron Kensington was born to William Edwardes 3rd Baron Kensington (age 34) and Laura Jane Ellison (age 24).
On 11 May 1837 George William Frederick Brudenell 2nd Marquess Ailesbury (age 32) and Mary Herbert Marchioness Ailesbury (age 24) were married. She the daughter of George Augustus Herbert 11th Earl Pembroke 8th Earl Montgomery and Yekaterina Semyonovna Vorontsova Countess Pembroke and Montgomery (age 52). He the son of Charles Brudenell 1st Marquess Ailesbury (age 64) and Henrietta Maria Hill.
On 11 May 1847 William Stephen Temple Gore-Langton 4th Earl Temple was born to William Henry Powell Gore-Langton (age 22) and Anna Eliza Mary Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville (age 27).
On 11 May 1857 Vice Admiral Granville Waldegrave 2nd Baron Radstock (age 70) died. His son Granville Waldegrave 3rd Baron Radstock (age 24) succeeded 3rd Baron Radstock of Castletown in the Queen's County.
On 11 May 1877 Charles Chetwynd-Talbot 19th Earl of Shrewsbury 4th Earl Talbot (age 47) died. His son Charles Chetwynd-Talbot 20th Earl of Shrewsbury 5th Earl Talbot (age 16) succeeded 20th Earl of Shrewsbury 2C 1442, 20th Earl Waterford, 5th Earl Talbot 2C 1784.
On 03 Mar 1880 George Pitt-Rivers 6th Baron Rivers (age 65) died at 23 Wilton Crescent Belgravia. On 11 May 1880 he was buried at St Mary's Church Steepleton Iwerne. Baron Rivers of Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire 4C 1802 extinct.
On 11 May 1882. St Peter's Church, Edensor [Map]. Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 62) sent a wreath of everlasting flowers for the funeral of Frederick Charles Cavendish (deceased) whose memorial is in the Cavendish chapel.
Frederick Charles Cavendish: Before 06 May 1682 he was appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland. On 30 Nov 1836 he was born to William Cavendish 7th Duke Devonshire (age 28) and Blanche Georgiana Howard Duchess Devonshire (age 24) at Compton Place Eastbourne. Coefficient of inbreeding 1.65%. On 07 Jun 1864 Frederick Charles Cavendish (age 27) and Lucy Caroline Lyttelton (age 22) were married. No issue. He the son of William Cavendish 7th Duke Devonshire (age 56) and Blanche Georgiana Howard Duchess Devonshire. They were third cousins.
On 11 May 1890 Arthur Grey 12th Baronet (age 77) died. His grandson Arthur Grey Hazlerigg 1st Baron Hazlerigg (age 11) succeeded 13th Baronet Haselrigge of Noseley Hall in Leicestershire.
On 11 May 1920 Edward Henry Trafalgar Digby 10th and 4th Baron Digby (age 73) died. His son Edward Digby 11th and 5th Baron Digby (age 25) succeeded 11th Baron Digby of Geashill in County Offaly, 5th Baron Digby of Sherbourne in Dorset.
On 11 May 1974 Gerald Rowland Clegg-Hill 7th Viscount Hill (age 70) died. His son Anthony Rowland Clegg-Hill 8th Viscount Hill (age 43) succeeded 8th Viscount Hill of Hawkestone and Hardwicke in Shropshire, 8th Baron Hill of Almaraz and of Hawkestone in Shropshire 2C 1816, 10th Baronet Hill of Hawkestone in Shropshire.