HMS Beagle set sail on 27 December 1831. On board was Charles Darwin. I wrote his biography www.localhistories.org/darwin
Saturday, 22 December 2012
Thursday, 20 December 2012
In 897 Pope Stephen VI had the dead body of a previous Pope called Formosus dug up and put on trial. Not surprisingly the former Pope did not say much in his own defence and he was found guilty . There was not much point in executing him but they threw his body in the River Tiber. I suppose that must be what they call 'a body of evidence'.