Thursday, July 28, 2011

History Trivia

July 28, 1364 Troops of the Republic of Pisa and of the Republic of Florence clashed in the Battle of Cascina.Florence's victory followed a recent defeat to Pisan forces that had enabled mercenary John Hawkwood, who was in command of the Pisan army, to travel the Valdinievole, Prato en route to looting Florence. 1540 Thomas Cromwell was executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of treason. Henry married his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, on the same day.

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