Friday, January 23, 2015

History Trivia - First English Parliament formally convenes

January 23

 27 BC, Augustus Caesar (Octavian) founded the Roman Empire that would last until A.D. 476.  Octavian was granted the title 'Augustus', meaning lofty or serene, by the Roman senate.

1265 First English Parliament formally convened.

1510 18 year old Henry VIII of England appeared incognito in the lists at Richmond, and was applauded for his jousting before he revealed his identity.

1533 Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII of England, discovered she was pregnant.

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