Reform & Renewal: Thomas Cromwell and the Common Weal
Fact of the Day
In the Middle Ages, land could be held from the monarch in return for a service, such as holding the king's head as he crossed the Channel by boat.
Quote of the Day
"I have offended God and mankind in not having laboured at my art as I ought to have done "
~ Leonardo da Vinci, speaking during his final illness to Francis I
On This Day
1968 CBS News reports the shooting of Robert F. Kennedy.
1989 A man famously obstructs a column of Chinese People's Army tanks on Tiananmen Square in Peking.