July 6, 1189 – Henry II died in France and is buried at Fontevrault Abbey. His son Richard became King of England.
July 6, 1483 - Richard III was formally crowned King of England. His reign would end a little over 2 years later.
July 6, 1535 - Sir Thomas More was beheaded for refusing to accept Henry VIII as head of the church.
July 6, 1553 – Edward VI, son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, died at Greenwich Palace. He was just 16 years old.
July 6, 1553 - Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon, acceded to the throne. She was the first queen to rule England in her own right.