It happened today – this day in history – July 20

356BC: Alexander the Great is born in Macedonia. 1304: Edward I of England takes Stirling Castle, the last rebel stronghold

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – July 6

1189: Richard I is crowned King of England upon the death of King Henry II. 1249: Death of Alexander II,

Read more

It happened today – on this day in history – February 20

1472: Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a dowry payment. 1547: Edward VI is crowned

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – January 28

814: Death of Charlemagne aged 71. 1099: Siege of Hosn-el-Akrad, Syria, during the First Crusade. 1225: Birth of St Thomas

Read more