1381 The Peasant's Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxed when
rebels plundered and burned the Tower of London, and killed the Archbishop of
1497 Giovanni (Juan) Borgia, favorite son of Pope Alexander VI, was
murdered, allegedly by his brother Cesare or by his younger brother Gioffre.
Oliver Cromwell routed the Royalists at the Battle of Naseby, giving parliament
victory in the civil war.