Category Archives: On This Day
Easter eggs are a popular symbol of the springtime holiday, but did you know that the association of eggs and Easter is much older than our modern chocolate varieties? During the Middle Ages, the period of 40 days before Easter … Continue reading
OTD 1485: The Battle of Bosworth, Richard III is killed and Henry Tudor was proclaimed King of England.
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.