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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It happened today – this day in history – February 1

1327: Teenager Edward III is crowned king of England buut the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and

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It happened today – this day in history – January 12

1528: Gustav I is crowned King of Sweden. 1723: George Frideric Handel’s opera “Ottone” premieres at the King’s Theatre, London.

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