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Today in Medieval History

Poster: Mark Mettler <mettler@bulloch.net>

May 24 - Gryffri sends greetings

On this day...
   In 0592 Death of St. Simon Stylites the Younger
   In 1086 Abbott Dauferio/Desiderius becomes Pope Victor III
   In 1089 Death of LaFranc, Archbishop of Canterbury
   In 1153 Death of St. David I, King of Scotland
   In 1300 King Philip IV occupies Flanders, Earl Gwijde captured
   In 1370 Hanzesteden signs peace treaty with Danish king Waldemar IV
   In 1430 Capture of Joan of Arc by the Burgundians
   In 1487 Coronation, in Ireland, of Lambert Simnel, posing as Edward
VI, King of England
   In 1543 Death of Copernicus
   In 1610 Sir Thomas Gates institutes a harsh civil code in Jamestown
   In 1624 Virginia becomes a Royal Colony
   In 1626 The House of Commons of England declares "Tunnage and
Poundage" to be illegal
   In 1658 German Parliament selects Ferdinand II king of Austria

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