Magna Carta: A Very Short Introduction
Fact of the Day
When Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins came to Lavenham, he forced a woman to confess to keeping imps in the form of blue kittens.
Quote of the Day
"I have taken great care not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them. "
~ Baruch Spinoza
On This Day
939 Æthelstan, first King of England, died and was succeeded by his half-brother, Edmund I.
1666 French watchmaker, Robert Hubert, was executed for starting the Great Fire of London, even though he wasn't in England at the time.