A remarkable love letter, dated February 14, 1477, was written by Margaret Brews to her betrothed, John Paston. In it, she addresses John as “my ryght welbeloued Voluntyn,” making the letter the earliest known Valentine’s Day greeting.
On this day in 1542, King Henry VIII of England has his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, beheaded after two years of marriage.
On this day in 1497, Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola and his supporters burned thousands of objects that were condemned as sinful. This included mirrors, cosmetics, fine clothing, playing cards, musical instruments, books, paintings and sculpture.
This was the best known, but not the only, or even the first such burning. They were known in Italian as falò delle vanità, or bonfire of the vanities.
Wilheard of Coity – Torse
Freygerðr Ágeirssdóttir (formerly Freya Ageirssdottir) – AoA
ØyríkR Raðúlfsson (formerly Yurik Grunesson) – AoA
Kitta Kristensdottir – Torse
Matheus Alibrandsson – AoA
Happy Kingdom Day!!!
On this day in 1984 – The Kingdom of Calontir was born!