It happened today – this day in history – October 25

1400: Author and poet Geoffrey Chaucer dies aged 54. 1415: Henry V’s forces defeat the larger French army at the

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It happened today – this day in history – October 5

1568: The trial of Mary, Queen of Scots begins at the Conference of York. 1796: Spain declares war on England.

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It happened today – this day in history – July 9

1401: Turko-Mongol ruler Tamerlane destroys Baghdad, killing 20,000. 1540: Henry VIII annuls his six month marriage to his fourth wife

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