Monday, August 31, 2015

History Trivia - King Henry VIII of England excommunicated

August 31

651 St. Aidan died. A monk at Iona, Scotland, Aidan became the first bishop of Lindisfarne.

1056 Byzantine Empress Theodora became ill and died suddenly a few days later without children to succeed the throne, thus ending the Macedonian dynasty.

1535 Pope Paul II deposed and excommunicated King Henry VIII.

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