Monday, March 19, 2012
March 19, 235 Maximinus Thrax was proclaimed Emperor of Rome. 1179 The Third Lateran Council of the Catholic Church called a crusade against Cathar heretics in Toulouse. 1307 The Douglas Larder raid - Sir James Douglas was a Scot who returned home from school in Paris to find his estates had been claimed and occupied by an Englishman, Robert de Clifford. Joining with Robert the Bruce for a time, he returned in an attempt to take back his land, attacking his own castle three times. After his final assault, known as the Douglas Larder, he razed the castle to the ground. 1330 King Edward II of England's younger brother, Edmund Plantagenet, Earl of Kent died.