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Today in Medieval History

Poster: Mark Mettler <mettler@bulloch.net>

Happy Birthday to...
   In 0427 Plato (BCE)
   In 1471 Albrecht Durer, painter & printmaker, greatest German
           Renaissance artist.
   In 1527 Philip II, King of Spain

On this day...
   In 0685 Battle at Nechtansmere: Picten beat Northumbrians
   In 0996 Coronation of Otto III as Holy Roman Emperor
   In 1040 King Henry III gives Utrecht the Groninger currency
   In 1076 Execution of Earl Waltheof
   In 1170 Death of St. Godric
   In 1216 Treaty of Troyes-French King Charles VI gives France to
   In 1254 Death of Conrad IV, King of Germany
   In 1388 University of Cologne, Germany, chartered
   In 1420 Betrothal of Henry VI, King of England, to Catherine de
Valois of France;  England and France swear perpetual peace
   In 1424 Coronation of James I, King of Scotland
   In 1471 Edward IV, King of England, enters London
   In 1471 Henry VI, deposed King of England, murdered in the Tower
   In 1502 Discovery of St. Helena island
   In 1536 The Reformation is adopted in Geneva, Switzerland
   In 1542 Death of Hernando DeSoto
   In 1553 English Lady Jane Grey marries Guildford Dudley
   In 1565 Turkish troops attack Malta
   In 1639 Death of Tommaso Campanella, philosopher
   In 1650 Execution of Montrose

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