Sunday, November 2, 2014

History Trivia - Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, flees Britain

November 2

All Souls’ Day.  

1164 Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury, left Britain because of a quarrel with King Henry II.  He fled to Flanders and stayed away from England for 6 years.

1093 Malcolm III MacDuncan, King of Scots, was killed while laying siege to Alnwick in an invasion of England.  He was succeeded by his brother Donald Bane.

1541 Henry VIII was informed that Katherine Howard was involved in two affairs before their marriage.

1570 A tidal wave in the North Sea destroyed the sea walls from Holland to Jutland. More than 1,000 people were killed.
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