Wednesday, February 11, 2015

History Trivia - Christ's Cross was hewn on this day

February 11

 Norway folk-belief: Christ's Cross was hewn on this day, and therefore the axe should not be used.

55 Tiberius Claudius Caesar Britannicus, heir to the Roman Emperorship, died under mysterious circumstances in Rome, clearing the way for Nero to become Emperor.

1466 Elizabeth of York Queen of England and mother of Henry VIII was born. Elizabeth had seven children and died in childbirth on February 11th, 1503.

1531 Henry VIII of England was recognized as supreme head of the Protestant Church of England.

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