It happened today – this day in history – June 24

1314: Scotland regains independence from England at the Battle of Bannockburn. 1340: The English fleet destroys the French at the

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It happened today – this day in history – May 28

1431: Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution.

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It happened today – this day in history – May 17

1510: Death of painter Sandro Botticelli. 1536: Anne Boleyn’s supposed “four lovers” are executed shortly before her own beheading two

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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 8

1348: A ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset. 1360: The Treaty of Brétigny

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It happened today – this day in history – April 11

1471: In the Wars of the Roses King Edward IV of England seizes London from Henry VI. 1814: Napoleon abdicates

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It happened today – this day in history – April 1

1318: Berwick-upon-Tweed is captured by the Scottish from the English. 1748: The ruins of Pompeii are rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque

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It happened today – this day in history – March 12

1054: Pope Leo IX escapes captivity and returns to Rome. 1144: Gherardo Caccianemici is elected Pope Lucius II. 1496: Jews

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It happened today – this day in history – January 13

1099: Crusaders set fire to Mara, Syria. 1404: The Act of Multipliers is passed by Parliament forbidding alchemists to use

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It happened today – this day in history – November 22

1220: Frederick II is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Honorius III. 1497: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds the

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