Monday, November 17, 2014

History Trivia - Elizabethan era begins

November 17

284 Diocletian was proclaimed emperor by his soldiers.

375 Enraged by the insolence of barbarian envoys, Valentinian, the Emperor of the West, died of apoplexy in Pannonia in Central Europe.

 680 Saint Hild of Whitby died. Hild or Hilda founded Streaneshalch Abbey (now Whitby) and was one of the most renowned abbesses of Anglo-Saxon England.

1292 Edward I of England made John Balliol king of Scotland, marking the start of increased English control.

1558 Elizabethan era began. Queen Mary I of England died and was succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth I of England who was not officially crowned until January.
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