27 BC, Augustus Caesar (Octavian) founded the
Roman Empire that would last until A.D. 476.
Octavian was granted the title 'Augustus', meaning lofty or serene, by
the Roman senate.
393 Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaimed his nine year old
son Honorius co-emperor.
1265 First English Parliament formally convened.
18 year old Henry VIII of England appeared incognito in the lists at Richmond,
and was applauded for his jousting before he revealed his identity.
Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovered she was pregnant.
The assassination of Regent James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray threw Scotland
into civil war.
1571 The Royal Exchange opened in London.