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§Britain

The town of Bath, England is founded by Prince Baldred son of Hudibras (Prince Bladud, father of King Lear), a King of the Britons. Formerly an outcast from his family after contracting leprosy, Baldred became a swineherd whereupon he noticed that pigs that wallowed in the mud of a local hot spring were healed of various skin diseases. After healing his leprosy in a similar fashion, Baldred returned to his family, proclaimed the miraculous healing powers of the hot springs and subsequently founded the town of Bath on the site of the pigs mud wallow. Alternately dated 863 BCE

§Deaths

  • King Harsiese A, ruler of both Thebes and the Western Oasis of Egypt

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