It happened today – this day in history – March 30

1296: Edward I sacks Berwick-upon-Tweed, during an armed conflict between Scotland and England. 1533: Thomas Cranmer becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.

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It happened today – this day in history – March 23

59AD: Death of Roman Empress Agrippina aged 43 – possibly murdered by her son Nero. 1743: Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” premieres

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It happened today – this day in history – January 20

1265: The first English Parliament summoned other than by royal command (by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester) meets in

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It happened today – this day in history – December 8

1542: Mary, Queen of Scots is born in Linlithgow Palace, Scotland. 1710: General James Stanhope is captured by French and

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It happened today – this day in history – November 25

1034: Death of Malcolm II, King of Scots. 1500: Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Christopher Columbus. 1741: Elizabeth

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It happened today – this day in history – November 19

1274: The Mongol army lands at Hakata Bay in Japan during their first invasion attempt and are defeated;. A typhoon

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It happened today – this day in history – November 16

42AD: Birth of Tiberius, second emperor of the Roman Empire 1272: Henry III dies aged 65. 1380: French King Charles

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It happened today – this day in history – October 12

1216: King John loses his crown jewels in The Wash as the flood tide swamps his wagons. 1459: Richard of

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It happened today – this day in history – June 14

1381: Richard II meets leaders of the Peasants’ Revolt on Blackheath. 1645: The Tower of London is stormed The “New

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