January 5, 1531- Pope Clemens VII told King Henry VIII he could not divorce his first wife and re-marry. This led to Henry's creation of the Church of England so he could re-marry and get a male heir.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
This Day in History...
January 5, 1066 - Edward the Confessor, the last Anglo-Saxon king of England, died. He was called ‘the Confessor’ because of his great piety. His death led to the invasion and conquest of England by William of Normandy.