Friday, February 28, 2014

History Trivia - Westminster Abbey opens

February 28

 364  Valentinian I became Roman Emperor.

590 Gregory I (The Great) became Roman Catholic Pope.

 870 The Fourth Council of Constantinople closed.

1066 Westminster Abbey opened.

1574 Two Englishmen and an Irishman were burnt for heresy on the orders of the Holy Office of the Inquisition. 

 1638 The Scottish National Covenant was signed in Edinburgh, which denounced the attempts by Charles I to force the Scottish church to conform to English practices, at the same time urging loyalty to the king.

1694 Queen Mary II of England died after five years of joint rule with her husband, King William III.

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