1194 King Richard I of England gave Portsmouth its first Royal Charter.
William de Braose (Marcher lord detested by the Welsh) was hanged by Prince
Llywelyn the Great.
1519 Leonardo da
Vinci died. 1
536 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, was arrested and imprisoned on
charges of adultery, incest, treason and witchcraft.
1559 John Knox returned
from exile to Scotland to become the leader of the beginning Scottish
1568 Mary, Queen of Scots, escaped from Loch Leven Castle.