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Sinclair Dates: August 9.
In 48 B.C.: Era of Antioch,
Commemorating the battle of Pharsalus in Thessaly in which Pompey
was defeated by Caesar..
Tomorrow: August 10.
In 1460: James III, Coronation as King of Scots
In 1175: Treaty of Falaise,
William the Lyon becomes prisoner of English at Falaise in
Normandy, and there signs treaty with Henry II making Scotland a
feudal posession of England. ``William ... swore fealty as his
liege-man to the King of England. Nor he alone; his bishops and nobles
were partners with him in this surrender of the ancient independence
of their country, and the transaction was concluded, and Henry's hold
upon Scotland made complete by the delivery into his hands of the
castles of Edinburgh, Stirling, Berwick, Roxburgh, and Jedburgh, which
were now garrisoned with his troops.''.
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