Friday, June 10, 2011
June 10, 1190 Third Crusade: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa (67) drowned in the river Saleph while leading an army to Jerusalem. 1258 Provisions of Oxford issued. King Henry III of England, bankrupted by a venture in Sicily, summoned Parliament in the hopes of gaining a grant of funds. In return, he agreed to abide by a reform program devised by a royal commission; its report, considered England's first written constitution, is known as the Provisions of Oxford. 1539 Council of Trent: Paul III sent out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.