Historical Events in Church Annals for March 26: |
Death of Saint Ludger, Bishop and Confessor
Roman-born Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II, king of Germany, as Holy Roman Emperor
Death of Saint William of Norwich, captured by Jewish zealots and martyred by crucifixion at the age of twelve in England.
Count Tichborne, whom many patterned Robin Hood after, makes a promise to God before his death, heeding the advice of an abbot who asked him to help the people who were hungry. Thus he left in his will a tradition begun this day of giving a gallon of flour to every resident of Hampshire, England.
A crossbow wounds Richard I - the Lionheart at the Battle of Chalus, and he is forced to retreat and live to fight another day.
Groundbreaking and construction begin on Saint Mary's College in Oxford, England with the Dominicans overseeing the project.