It happened today – this day in history – December 29

1170: Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket, is assassinated in Canterbury Cathedral. 1778: British troops occupy Savannah, Georgia. 1809: Birth of

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It happened today – this day in history – November 13

1002: King Ethelred II (the ‘Unready’) launches ‘St Brice’s Day’ massacre of Danish settlers. 1312: Birth of Edward III in

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It happened today – this day in history – October 24

1537: Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII dies of post childbirth complications. 1648: The Treaty of Westphalia ends The

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It happened today – this day in history – October 10

1375: The Westfriese sea wall breaks flooding northern Netherlands. 1549: The Duke of Somerset is dismissed as Lord Protector and

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It happened today – this day in history – October 4

1539: Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves. 1669: Death of Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn aged 66. 1777: General George

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It happened today – this day in history – October 1

331BC: Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela. 959: Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes

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It happened today – this day in history – September 2

44BC: Cleopatra VII of Egypt declares her son co-ruler as Ptolemy XV Caesarion. 1192: Sultan Saladin and Richard I of

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It happened today – this day in history – July 2

1214: The Battle of La Roche-aux-Moines (Angers), part of King John of England’s attempt to reclaim Normandy from France. 1566:

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It happened today – this day in history – June 19

987: Louis IV is crowned king of France. 1306: The Earl of Pembroke’s army defeats Robert the Bruce’s Scottish army

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It happened today – this day in history – October 24

1537: Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII dies of post childbirth complications. 1648: The Treaty of Westphalia ends The

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