October 6, 1536 - William Tyndale was strangled and burned at the stake for heresy. He translated the New Testament into English.
October 6, 1542 - English "poet" Thomas Wyatt died. He is sometimes rumored to have been one of Anne Boleyn's lovers.
October 6, 1847 - Charlotte Bronte's novel Jane Eyre was published.
October 6, 1892 - England's 'Poet Laureate' Alfred Tennyson died.