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Westonbirt Arboretum Photo Detail
Colourful foliage in Acer Glade.
Image © David Ross and Britain Express
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This cleric and scholar served as tutor to the young Princess Elizabeth, later Elizabeth I
He was secretary to the English ambassador at the court of Charles V, then Edward VI's secretary
His most famous work was Toxophilus (1545)
This Day in British History
12 November, 1035
Death of King Canute
Canute (Cnut), Danish king of England dies, precipitating a struggle for power between Harthacanute, his son by Emma, Harold Harefoot, his son by Aelfgifu, and Leofric of Mercia. Harold was the initial winner, but he died in 1040 and was followed by Harthacanute.