It happened today – this day in history – May 29

1176: The Lombard League beats Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and the Holy Roman Empire at the Battle at Legnano. 1453: Constantinople,

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It happened today – this day in history – May 8

1348: A ship from Bordeaux carrying the plague, lands in Melcombe Regis (now Weymouth), Dorset. 1360: The Treaty of Brétigny

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It happened today – this day in history – April 21

753BC: Traditional date for when Romulus and Remus founded Rome. 1536: Thomas Cromwell begins to plan Anne Boleyn’s downfall while

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It happened today – this day in history – April 3

1043: Edward the Confessor is crowned King of England. 1367: Henry IV is born in Bolingbroke Castle, Lincs. 1657: Lord

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It happened today – this day in history – March 24

1603: Scottish King James VI, son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to

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It happened today – this day in history – March 20

1413: Death of Henry IV. 1616: Walter Raleigh is released from the Tower of London to seek gold in Guyana.

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It happened today – this day in history – March 9

1454: Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci is born in Florence. 1497: Nicholaus Copernicus’ first recorded astronomical observation. 1522: Martin Luther begins

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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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It happened today – this day in history – January 27

1556: Willem of Orange becomes a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. 1591: Scottish schoolmaster Dr. John Fian

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It happened today – this day in history – January 22

871: The Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex at the Battle of Basing. 1371: King Robert II of

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