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It happened today – this day in history – August 10

991: The English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. 1497: Explorer John Cabot

It happened today – this day in history – August 9

48BC: Julius Ceasar defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt. 681: Bulgaria is founded as a Khanate on

It happened today – this day in history – August 8

1549: Henry II of France declares war on England and orders the siege of Boulogne. 1609: The Venetian senate examines

It happened today – this day in history – August 7

1560: Birth of Elizabeth Bathory, Hungarian countess and most prolific female serial killer in history, in Nyírbátor. 1573: Francis Drake’s

It happened today – this day in history – August 6

1497: Explorer John Cabot returns to Bristol from Newfoundland – the first European to do so since the Vikings. 1623:

It happened today – this day in history – August 5

910: The last major Viking army to raid England is defeated at the Battle of Tettenhall by the allied forces

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It happened today – this day in history – August 4

1265: Prince Edward beats Simon de Montfort the younger at the Battle of Evesham. 1306: Wenceslaus III of Bohemia is

It happened today – this day in history – August 3

1460: Death of King James II of Scotland aged 29. 1492: Christopher Columbus sets sail on his first voyage with

It happened today – this day in history – August 2

216BC: The Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeats numerically superior Roman army at the Battle of Cannae during the Second