It happened today – this day in history – May 12

1191: Richard I (the Lionheart) marries Berengaria of Navarre in Cyprus. 1215: English barons serve an ultimatum on King John

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It happened today – this day in history – May 11

330: Byzantium becomes the capital of the Roman Empire. 1310: 54 Knights Templar are burned at the stake in France

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It happened today – this day inn history – May 10

1291: Scottish nobles recognize the authority of English King Edward I. 1503: Christopher Columbus discovers the Cayman Islands. 1534: French

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It happened today – this day in history – May 9

1092: Lincoln Cathedral is consecrated. 1502: Christopher Columbus leaves Spain on his fourth and final trip to the New World.

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It happened today – this day in history – May 8

1360: The Treaty of Brétigny signed by England and France ends the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War. 1521:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 7

558: The dome of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul collapses. 1429: The siege of Orleans is broken by Joan of

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It happened today – this day in history – May 6

1502: James Tyrrell, the alleged murderer of the Princes in the Tower is executed. 1527: Spanish and German imperial troops

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It happened today – this day in history – May 5

1260: Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire. 1494: Christopher Columbus sights Jamaica, landing at

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It happened today – this day in history – May 4

1471: The Battle of Tewkesbury, the final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of

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It happened today – this day in history – May 3

1621: Lord Chancellor Francis Bacon is accused of bribery. 1758: Death of Pope Benedict XIV aged 83. 1802: Washington D.C.

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