It happened today – this day in history – June 8

452: Attila the Hun invades Italy. 793: Vikings in long ships from modern-day Norway plunder St Cuthbert’s monastery on Lindisfarne

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It happened today – this day in history – May 12

1191: Richard I (the Lionheart) marries Berengaria of Navarre in Cyprus. 1215: English barons serve an ultimatum on King John

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It happened today – this day in history – May 2

1194: Richard I gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. 1497: John Cabot’s expedition departs Bristol searching for new lands across

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It happened today – this day in history – April 6

46BC: Julius Ceasar defeats Caecilius Metellus Scipio and Marcus Porcius Cato in the Battle of Thapsus. 1199: Death of Richard

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It happened today – this day in history – March 25

1199: Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leads to his death on April 6. 1306:

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It happened today – this day in history – February 4

211: Roman Emperor Septimus Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and

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It happened today – this day in history – December 20

1192: Richard I is captured in Vienna. 1606: The English colonial expedition to America, consisting of the ships Discovery, Godspeed

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It happened today – this day in history – October 9

768: Charlemagne and his brother Carloman I are crowned Kings of The Franks. 1192: Richard I leaves Jerusalem in disguise.

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It happened today – this day in history – September 21

19BC: Death of Roman poet Virgil aged 50. 1192: Richard I is captured by Leopold V, Duke of Austria. 1327:

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It happened today – this day in history – September 8

1157: Birth of Richard the Lionheart in Oxford. 1276: John XXI, the only Portuguese pope is elected. 1380: Moscow’s great

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