Wednesday, February 8, 2012
February 8, 421 Constantius III became co-Emperor of the Western Roman Empire. 1587 After twenty years of captivity in England, Mary, Queen of Scots was executed at Fotheringay Castle, Northamptonshire, on suspicion of having been involved in the Babington Plot to murder her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. 1601 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebelled against Queen Elizabeth I but the revolt was quickly crushed. 1622 King James I of England disbanded the English Parliament.