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The thirteenth century saw the reigns of several rulers ill-equipped for the task of government, decried not as tyrants but incompetents. Sancho II of Portugal (1223–48), his critics said, let his kingdom fall to ruin on account of his “idleness,” … Continue reading
OTD 1305: William Wallace was tried and executed at the Tower of London.
OTD 1460: Whilst besieging Roxburgh Castle, James II, King of the Scots was killed by one of his own army’s bombards. He was succeeded to the throne by his son James III.