Paying for Peace, the Khemer Empire Submits
In 802 AD/CE, King Jayavarman II declared his independence from Java calling himself kamraten jagat ta raja ("Lord of the Universe who is King"). With the help of his Brahman advisers he chose wisely in establishing the Khemer Empire north of Tonlé Sap (meaning Great Lake) in what is present day Cambodia. It's natural choke points and annual flooding make it ideal for agriculture and defense. It's capital city of Angor grew to become the largest urban center in the preindustrial age with some estimates making it 1 million inhabitants, but his descendant, King Jayavarman VIII is not fairing so well. He has managed to fight off the Mongols for two years but its time to submit or be overrun. He will pay tribute to Kublai Khan. The end of the Khemer Empire itself will be marked by the sacking of Angor in 1431.     
According to God, Reducing Government Debt Is BAD!
In the Middle Ages, government debt was financed through rente, the idea that you can sell annuities on future rents of your property or your future earnings to pay your tax obligations.... sort of like paying your taxes on the installment plan by borrowing from merchants and others for a fee or rente. But with fluctuations in the economy, the Saxon city of Goslar attempts to reduce its payment obligations by paying off its debt.... which is not allowed under the law without the creditor's consent.
Viennese theologians object to the redemption of debt on the principle that it will hurt the Church that is dependent on such income. The debate will go back and forth until 1451 when Pope Nicholas V will allow the right of the debtor to pay off his debt under conditions that would seem at least understandable to modern sensibilities.  
It's Another "First" for Wales!
If it weren't for the honor, I'm sure David, the last Welsh Prince, would rather skip the whole thing, but King Edward I is unlikely to forget who started the war in the first place. The Prince of Wales will become the first nobleman in history to be hanged, drawn and quartered for the new crime of "High Treason"... another "first" for Wales. For the sake of public decency, women convicted of the crime will be burned at the stake. (Uhhh... yeah. We got standards here.) Soon to join the Prince in this honor will be "Braveheart," Sir William Wallace in 1305.
The Hapsburg Dynasty Is a Lock for the Next 457 years
In a concession that will make King Rudolph the First's sons a lock on the Hapsburg dynasty, the King signs the Treaty of Rheinfelden, transferring much of Austria to his elder son, Albert I of Germany. Albert's rule will be strict but fair, allowing for the grievances of the peasants, which to this point had been pointless blathering to most of the nobles, The younger son, Duke Rudolf II, will be nothing more than a titular head. Albert will be assassinated by his nephew, John Parricida, in 1308 but this won't stop the Hapsburg Dynasty from spreading across Europe until 1780 with the death of Maria Theresa, the Holy Roman Empress and the last of the Hapsburgs.     
- Rise and Fall of Angkor Civilization
- Tonlé Sap ACME Labs/Google Map (SATELLITE MAP)
- Tonlé Sap, Wikipedia
- Devaraja, Wikipedia
- Khmer Empire, from New World Encyclopedia
- The Medieval Origins of the Financial Revolution: Usury, Rentes, and Negotiability, John H. Munro, The International History Review, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Sep., 2003), pp. 505-562
- Year 1283, Wikipedia
- Hung, Drawn and Quartered, Linda Alchin, 2012
- The First Nobleman Hung, Drawn, and Quartered, Matthew Zarzeczny, Ph.D.
- Austria: Accession of the Hapsburgs, from Britannica
- House of Habsburg, Wikipedia
- Albert I of Germany, Wikipedia
- John Parricida, Wikipedia
- Maria Theresa, Wikipedia