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Today in Medieval History

Poster: Mark Mettler <mettler@bulloch.net>

May 25- Gryffri sends greetings

On this day...
   In 0709 Death of St. Aldhelm
   In 0735 Death of "The Venerable" Bede
   In 1085 Death of St. Gregory VII, Pope
   In 1085 Alfonso VI, King of Leon, takes Toledo
   In 1184 Monastery in Glastonbury, England, destroyed by fire
   In 1201 Start of first Faire at Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
   In 1241 1st attack on Jewish community of Frankfort-on-the-Main
   In 1261 Death of Pope Alexander IV
   In 1315 Edward Bruce invades Ireland
   In 1521 Edict of Worms
   In 1522 Emperor Karel I returns to Spain
   In 1555 Death of Henry II, King of Navarre
   In 1559 First Protestant synod in France meets in Paris
   In 1571 Election of Stephen Bathory as Prince of Transylvania
   In 1571 Founding of Barinas, Venezuela
   In 1583 Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley converse with spirits
   In 1632 Albrecht von Wallenstein recaptures Prague on Saksen
   In 1650 Hanging of Montrose, in Edinburgh

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