People who weren't members of the clergy nor the nobility, or the House of Commons.
Fact of the Day
One of the earliest precisely dated events is two guys getting drunk on October 22, 2137BCE.
Quote of the Day
"History is a set of lies agreed upon. "
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.