Friday, January 13, 2012
January 13, 888 Odo, Count of Paris became King of the Franks. 1099 Crusaders set Mara Syria ablaze. 1128 Knights Templar (warrior monks) received the rules of their order, which was to police the Pilgrimage route to the Holy Land and provide services to the patriarch of Jerusalem. 1328 Edward III of England married Philippa of Hainault (northern France). 1547 Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey was sentenced to death. He was imprisoned with his father by Henry VIII and executed for treason on January 19. 1605 The controversial Jacobean era stage play Eastward Hoe by Ben Jonson, George Chapman, and John Marston was performed. The satire offended King James I with its anti-Scottish comedy, which caused Jonson and Chapman to be arrested for a time, which made their play one of the famous dramatic scandals of its era. 1607 The Bank of Genoa failed after the announcement of a national bankruptcy in Spain.