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Samuel Pepys, Katherine of Aragon and Alexander Kerensky: 3 things that happened On This Day 11 June

What happened on this day in history? We round up three famous events, births, battles and deaths...

Published: June 11, 2014 at 5:00 am
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11 June

1668: Diarist Samuel Pepys visited Stonehenge. In his diary he wrote that the stones were “as prodigious as any tales I ever heard of them and worth going this journey to see. God knows what their use was.”

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1509: Seventeen-year-old Henry VIII married Katherine of Aragon, his brother’s widow, in a quiet ceremony in Greenwich Palace. She was five years his senior.

1970: Alexander Kerensky, leader of the Russian provisional government in 1917, died in exile. The Russian orthodox church refused to grant him burial, so he was buried in a non-denominational cemetery at Putney Vale, London.

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Compiled by Julian Humphrys – You can follow Julian on Twitter @GeneralJules

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