To have been punished for religious crimes, such as not being allowed to participate in any Church activities.
Fact of the Day
Influenza first appeared in England in the 1480s.
Quote of the Day
"If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined. "
On This Day
1040 Duncan I of Scotland was killed by Macbeth (or Macbeth's men) near Elgin.
1941 The Atlantic Charter was signed by Churchill and Roosevelt, stating their post-war goals for a new world.
1947 Pakistan achieved independence from Britain.
1967 The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act became law, banning offshore 'pirate' radio stations from broadcasting.
1969 British troops arrived in Northern Ireland in what was planned to be a short-lived, 'limited operation'. They stayed there for the next thirty-eight years.