Sunday, August 17, 2014

History Trivia -

August 17

682 Pope Leo II began his reign; he was known as an eloquent preacher who was interested in music, and was noted for his charity to the poor. 
The Borgias (season 3)
 1498 - Cardinal Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI and Vannozza dei Cattanei, renounced his vows and office so that he might marry a French princess.
Edmund Dudley (on right) with Henry VIII
1510 Edmund Dudley was executed for treason under Henry VIII. While waiting for his execution he wrote The Tree of Commonwealth, a treatise in support of absolute monarchy; Dudley hoped to gain the favor of Henry VIII, but there is no evidence that Henry ever saw the document.
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