It happened today – this day in history – June 27

1462: Louis XII is born in Château de Blois, France. 1550: Charles IX is born in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France. 1542: Conquistador

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It happened today – this day in history – June 18

1264: The Parliament of Ireland meets at Castledermot in Co Kildare, the first definitively known meeting of this Irish legislature.

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It happened today – this day in history – May 26

1538: Geneva expels protestant reformer John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for

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It happened today – this day in history – May 22

334BC: The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of the Granicus. 1176:

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It happened today – this day in history – April 30

1492: Christopher Columbus is given royal commission by Spanish monarchs Isabella I and Ferdinand II to equip his fleet to

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It happened today – this day in history – March 2

1316: Birth of King Robert II of Scotland, first monarch of the House of Stewart. 1629: Charles I dissolves parliament,

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It happened today – this day in history – February 21

1173: Pope Alexander III canonises Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury. 1431: Joan of Arc’s first day of interrogation during her

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It happened today – this day in history – February 17

1461: Wars of the Roses: Second Battle of St Albans – Lancastrian army defeats Yorkists and recaptures King Henry VI

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It happened today – this day in history – February 14

1400: Richard II is murdered at Pontefract Castle. 1556: Archbishop Thomas Cranmer is declared a heretic. 1689: Parliament places Mary

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It happened today – this day in history – February 6

1189: Riots in Norfolk spread to Norwich. 1665: Queen Anne (Stuart) is born in St James’ Palace. 1685: The Duke

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