It happened today – this day in history – February 25

138: Emperor Hadrian adopts Antoninus Pius, effectively making him his successor. 1570: Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I for heresy

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It happened today – this day in history – February 1

1327: Teenager Edward III is crowned king of England buut the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and

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It happened today – this day in history – January 15

1412: Birth of Joan of Arc. 1535: Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England. 1552: France signs

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It happened today – this day in history – January 7

1536:Catherine of Aragon dies aged 50. 1558: Calais, the last English possession in France, is retaken by the French. 1566:

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It happened today – this day in history – November 17

1511: England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign the Treaty of Westminster, an anti-French covenant. 1555: William of Orange

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It happened today – this day in history – September 7

70AD: The Romans occupy and plunder Jerusalem. 1191: Richard I defeats Saladin at Arsuf in the Third Crusade. 1497: Pretender

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It happened today – this day in history – August 14

1040: King Duncan I of Scotland is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. 1498: Christopher Columbus

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It happened today – this day in history – July 17

1203: The siege of Constantinople begins during the fourth crusade. 1585: English secret service discovers Anthony Babington’s murder plot against

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It happened today – this day in history – February 1

1327: Teenager Edward III is crowned king of England buut the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and

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