It happened today – this day in history – December 30

1460: The Duke of York is killed and his forces soundly defeated by forces for Henry VI at the Battle

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It happened today – this day in history – November 27

8BC: Roman poet Horace dies aged 56. 1295: Edward I calls what later became known as “The Model Parliament” extending

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It happened today – this day in history – August 2

216BC: The Carthaginian army lead by Hannibal defeats numerically superior Roman army at the Battle of Cannae during the Second

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It happened today – this day in history – July 28

1148: Crusaders abandon their siege of Damascus. 1540: Thomas Cromwell, chief minister for Henry VIII is executed for treason and

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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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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 – June 4

1070: Roquefort cheese created in a cave near Roquefort, France. 1647: Charles I is taken prisoner by the English Parliamentary

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It happened today – on this day in history – March 8

1531: Henry VIII is recognised as supreme head of Church in England by the Convocation of Canterbury. 1702: Queen Anne

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