Thursday, May 23, 2013

History Trivia - Joan of Arc captured at Compiegne

May 23

 1275 King Edward I of England ordered the cessation of persecution of French Jews.

1430 Joan of Arc was captured at Compiegne and sold to the British.

1498 Girolamo Savonarola was burned at the stake in Florence, Italy, on the orders of Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia).

1533 The marriage of King Henry VIII to Catherine of Aragon was declared null and void.

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