It happened today – this day in history – June 21

1377: Death of Edward III aged 64. 1529: Catherine of Aragon speaks against her marriage’s annulment to Henry VIII at

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It happened today – this day in history – June 11

1144: Basilica of St Denis is dedicated near Paris, the first fully Gothic church. 1345: Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of

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It happened today – this day in history – June 10

323BC: Death of Alexander the Great aged 32. 1190: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa drowns while crossing the Saleph

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It happened today – this day in history – June 5

70AD: Titus and his Roman legions breach the middle wall of Jerusalem. 1625: Death of composer Orlando Gibbons. 1661: Isaac

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It happened today – this day in history – May 26

1538: Geneva expels protestant reformer John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for

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It happened today – this day in history – May 25

1521: The Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers. 1659: Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England,

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It happened today – this day in history – May 22

334BC: The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of the Granicus. 1176:

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It happened today – this day in history – May 2

1194: Richard I gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. 1497: John Cabot’s expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across

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It happened today – this day in history – April 15

1450: The French defeat the English at the Battle of Formigny in the 100 Years’ War. 1452: Birth of Leonardo

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It happened today – this day in history – April 7

1724: Bach’s “St John Passion” premieres in Leipzig. 1739: Highwayman Dick Turpin is executed for horse theft. 1770: Birth of

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