Friday, August 23, 2013

History Trivia - Scottish patriot, William Wallace, executed for high treason by Edward I of England

August 23

79 Mount Vesuvius ( a stratovolcano on the Bay of Naples, Italy) began to stir, on the feast day of Vulcan, the Roman god of fire.

93 Gnaeus Julius Agricola, Roman Governor of Britain died.

406 Battle at Florence: Stilicho's Roman army beat Radagaisus' Barbarians. Radagaisus King of the Goths (East Germanic tribe of Scandinavian origin) was captured and executed.

476 Germanic warrior Odoacer was elected King of Byzantium.

686 Charles Martel, grandfather of Charlemagne, was born.

1305 William Wallace, Scottish patriot, was executed for high treason by Edward I of England.

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