Wednesday, May 16, 2012
May 16, 218 Julia Maesa, aunt of the assassinated Caracalla, was banished to her home in Syria by the self-proclaimed emperor Macrinus and declared her 14-year old grandson Elagabalus, emperor of Rome. 1152 Eleanor of Aquitaine married Henry Anjou, handing the future king of England most of France. 1204 Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders was crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. 1527 The Florentines drove out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-established itself as a republic. 1532 Sir Thomas More resigned as Lord Chancellor of England. 1568 Mary, Queen of Scots, fled to England.