Category Archives: On This Day
The coronation that took place on Sunday 6th July 1483 was, only a fortnight earlier, unplanned. London was prepared for a coronation, that of King Edward V on 22nd June but that was fated not to take place. Edward had … Continue reading
Don’t know the battle of Bosworth from the battle of Bannockburn? Confused between Magna Carta and Domesday Book? We’ve got you covered. Here we bring you 10 key medieval dates you need to know…
#OTD 1377: King Edward III dies at Sheen. He is succeeded by his grandson, Richard II.
1415: the Battle of Agincourt. Despite being outnumbered the English archers dealt heavy damage to the French who became bogged down in the wet terrain. The death toll amongst the French was extremely high.
1422: Charles VI of France dies and is buried at Saint Dennis Basilica. Because of the Treaty of Troyes and the death of Henry V of England in August the throne of France fell to the infant king of England, … Continue reading
1216: King John of England dies. Just before he died his baggage train was lost in the Wash as the tide came in. Most of the troubles between the crown and the barons end with John’s death. Read more about … Continue reading
1066: The Battle of Hastings. Despite King Harold’s better position he is killed and William the Conquer wins the battle.