July 12 in Pop Culture History

 July 12 in Pop Culture History

927 – Æthelstan, King of England, secured a pledge from Constantine II of Scotland that the latter would not ally with Viking kings, beginning the process of unifying Great Britain. This is considered by most historians to the closest thing that England has to a foundation date.

1533 – The celestial globe in Hans Holbein (the younger)’s painting The Ambassadors is depicted with such detail that the date and …