Saturday, April 30, 2011
May 2, 1194 – King Richard I of England gave Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. 1230William de Braose was hanged by Prince Llywelyn the Great. 1335 Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, became Duke of Carinthia. 1519 Leonardo da Vinci died. 1536 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, was arrested and imprisoned on charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft. 1559 John Knox returned from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish Reformation. 1568 Mary, Queen of Scots, escaped from Loch Leven Castle.