Tuesday, May 8, 2012
May 8, 589 – Reccared (reigned 586–601) was Visigothic King of Hispania, Septimania and Galicia summoned the Third Council of Toledo. The council enacted restrictions on Jews, and the conversion of the country to Christianity led to repeated persecutions of Jews. 1450 Jack Cade's Rebellion: Kentishmen revolt against King Henry VI. 1521 Parliament of Worms installed an Imperial edict against Marten Luther, which denounced the monk and commanded that all his works be burned. 1559 An act of supremacy defined Queen Elizabeth I as the supreme governor of the Church of England. 1660 Parliament proclaimed Charles II king of England, restoring the monarchy after more than a decade.