Monday, June 2, 2014

History Trivia - Geiseric the Vandal sacks Rome

June 2

455 Geiseric the Vandal sacked Rome.

575 Benedict I was confirmed as Pope.

597 Saxon King Ethelbert was the first English King to convert to Christianity and baptized by St. Augustine of Canterbury.

1098 First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ended as Crusader forces took the city. The second siege began on June 7.

1420 Henry V married Catherine of Valois.

1572 Thomas Howard 4th duke of Norfolk and second cousin to Elizabeth I was executed for treason, plotting to put Mary Queen of Scots on the English throne and restoring Catholicism.
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