Saturday, May 19, 2012
May 19, 715 Gregory II was elected Roman Catholic pope. 804 Alcuin of York, English scholar, died in Tours France. He was welcomed at the Palace School of Charlemagne in Aachen where he remained during the 780's and 790's. 988 Dunstanus, English archbishop of Canterbury, died. 1102 Stephen II, Count of Blois, the father of Stephen of England, died. 1499 Catherine of Aragon (age 13), was married by proxy to Arthur Tudor (age 12), Prince of Wales. 1536 Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, was beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest. 1568 Queen Elizabeth I of England ordered the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots.