Wednesday, January 15, 2014

History Trivia - Henry VIII declares himself head of English Church

January 15

 588 BC Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon lay siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah's reign. The siege lasted until July 23, 586 BC

69 the Emperor Galba was murdered in the streets of Rome. Otho (Marcus Salvius Otho Caesar Augustus) seized power and proclaimed himself Emperor of Rome, but ruled for only three months before he committed suicide.

1535 Henry VIII declared himself head of English Church.

1559 Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey, London by Owen Oglethorpe, Bishop of Carlisle.

1759 British Museum opened in Montague House, London

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