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.

Read more

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

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – January 17

1377: Pope Gregory XI moves the Papacy back to Rome from Avignon. 1501: Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – January 7

1536:Catherine of Aragon dies aged 50. 1558: Calais, the last English possession in France, is retaken by the French. 1598:

Read more

It happened today – this day in history – November 16

1272: Henry III dies aged 65. 1380: French King Charles VI declares no taxes forever. 1519: The city of Havana,

Read more