July 16, 1377 - Richard II was crowned King of England. He gained the throne on the death of his grandfather Edward III as his father, the Black Prince, had already died. Richard was 10 years old.
July 16, 1439 - Kissing was banned in England because of the Black Death (plague).
July 16, 1546 - Anne Askew was burned at the stake because she was a Protestant.
July 16, 1557 - Henry VIII's fourth wife Anne of Cleaves died.