It happened today – this day in history – June 20

451: Roman and Visigoth forces defeat Attila the Hun in north east France. 1214: The University of Oxford receives its

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It happened today – this day in history – June 3

1098: After a five-month siege in the First Crusade, Crusaders seize Antioch (in modern day Turkey). 1539: Explorer Hernando de

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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. 1543: Death of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus aged

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It happened today – this day in history – May 16

1527: Florence becomes a republic. 1532: Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor. 1568: Mary, Queen of Scots flees to

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It happened today – this day in history – May 8

1360: The Treaty of Brétigny signed by England and France ends the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War. 1521:

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It happened today – this day in history – April 28

1202: King Philip II expels King John of England from France. 1770: Captain James Cook lands at Botany Bay, Australia.

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It happened today – this day in history – March 31

1521: Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St Lazarus, The Philippines. 1596: Birth of French philosopher

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It happened today – this day in history – March 29

1461: Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton – Duke of York defeats the Lancastrian army, deposes King Henry VI

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It happened today – on this day in history – March 8

1531: Henry VIII is recognised as supreme head of Church in England by the Convocation of Canterbury. 1702: Queen Anne

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