May 1502 in history

May 1502 events chronologically

May 21 The island of Saint Helena is discovered by the Portuguese explorer João da Nova

Died in May 1502

May 6 James Tyrrell an English knight, a trusted servant of King Richard III of England. He is known for confessing to the murders of the Princes in the Tower under Richard's orders. However, his statement may have been taken under torture, so the confession might not be genuine. William Shakespeare portrays Tyrrell as the man who organises the princes' murder in Richard III