It happened today – this day in history – July 15

971: According to legend, English saint Swithun is reburied inside Winchester Cathedral (against his wishes), whereby a terrible storm proceeds

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It happened today – this day in history – July 12

1109: Crusaders capture Tripoli. 1191: Richard I (the Lionheart) and crusaders defeat Saracens in Palestine. 1542: French troops occupy Flanders.

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It happened today – this day in history – July 8

975: Death of Edgar, King of England. 1497: Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama departs on his first voyage, becoming the

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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 12

1381: Rebels arrive at Blackheath during the peasants’ revolt 1458: Magdalen College, Oxford is founded by William Waynflete, Bishop of

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It happened today – this day in history – June 1

193: Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated. 1215: Beijing is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan. 1495: First written

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It happened today – this day in history – May 29

1176: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle at Legnano. 1415: Pope

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It happened today – this day in hisstory – 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 24

15BC: Birth of Julius Caesar Germanicus. 1153: Malcolm IV becomes King of Scots. 1218: The Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for

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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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