Sunday, June 10, 2012
June 10, 323 BC (or June 11) Alexander the Great, Macedonian king, died from either fever or excessive wine at the age of 32. 1190 Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa drowned while crossing a river on a crusade to the Holy Land. 1258 Provisions of Oxford issued, which is considered to be England's first written constitution. 1540 Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminster after falling out of favor with Henry VIII for having arranged the King's marriage to Anne of Cleves, which was quickly annulled.