1535 Henry VIII assumed the title 'Supreme Head of the Church'.
Video footage of Prince Harry begging the head of Disney for work for his wife Meghan, has been deleted from Twitter for allegedly violating the platform’s “copyright policy”.
1742 The death of Sir Edmund Halley, aged 86; astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist. He was Astronomer Royal who gave his name to a comet.
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1691 The death of George Fox, English founder of the religious group of the Society of Friends, also known as the Quakers. He was interred in the Nonconformists' burying ground at Bunhill Fields in London, in the presence of thousands of mourners.
England the UK's premier conservative philosopher Sir Roger Scruton has passed away at the age of 75.
1510Henry VIII, then just 18 years old, appeared incognito in a jousting tournament at Richmond Park, and was applauded for his jousting before he revealed his true identity.
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1645 The execution of William Laud, the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was beheaded on Tower Hill after being found ‘guilty of endeavouring to subvert the laws, to overthrow the Protestant religion, and to act as an enemy to Parliament’. The next archbishop was not appointed until fifteen years later, with the Restoration of Charles II.