1497 – Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) excommunicated
Girolamo Savonarola (Italian Dominican friar and an influential contributor to
the politics of Florence. He vehemently preached against the moral corruption
of much of the clergy at the time, and his main opponent was Rodrigo Borgia).
1515 Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk were
officially married at Greenwich.
1568 Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary,
Queen of Scots, were defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under
James Stewart, Earl of Moray, her half-brother.
1637 Cardinal Richelieu of
France created the table knife.