This Day in History: 4 July

Events: 1120 – Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew’s death. 1534 – Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye. 1652 – Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris 1776 – US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain … [More]

3 July 1468 Margaret of York Marries Charles the Bold

On this day in 1468 Margaret of York, sister to both Edward lV and Richard lll, married Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. To learn more about Margaret of York please check out this blog from Susan at The Freelance History Writer – Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy.

This Day in History: 3 July

  Events: 1035 – William the Conqueror becomes the Duke of Normandy, reigns until 1087. 1557 – Mary and Philip set out for Dover for war with France             Birthdays: 1423 – Louis XI, King of France (1461-83)               Deaths: 1642 – Maria de’ … [More]

This Day in History: 2 July

Events: 1505 – After an encounter with a violent thunderstorm, Martin Luther declares that he will become a monk 1681 – Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high treason 1687 – King James II disbands English parliament 1937 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to … [More]

This Day in History: 1 July

1200 – In China, sunglasses are invented.  To learn more, click here. 1252 – King Alfonso X “el Sabio” of Castile/Leon crowned 1347 – Engagement of Count Louis of Male to Margaretha, daughter of Jan III 1481 – Christian II of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1559) born               … [More]

This Day in History: 30 June

1286 – John de Warenne, 8th Earl of Surrey, English politician (d. 1347) born 1470 – Charles VIII, King of France born. For more info on Charles Vlll, go to: The History Learning Site                   1541 – Henry VIII and Catherine Howard Set off on their Progress … [More]

This Day in History: 29 June

1312 – Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII crowned. “Unique Silk Cloth Found in Emperor Henry Vll’s Coffin“ – Read here.   Holy Roman Emperor, Henry Vll 1397 – John II of Aragon born. King of Aragon from 1458 until 1479. He was the son of Ferdinand I and his wife Eleanor of Alburquerque. John is regarded as … [More]

This Day in History: 28 June

1461 – Edward IV crowned king of England                 1491 – King Henry VIII was born                 1519 – Charles V elected Holy Roman Emperor                   1541 – Leonard Grey executed for high … [More]

This Day in History: 27 June

1462 – Louis XII, the Just, King of France (1498-1515) born.                 Louis was married three times: 1. Jane of France.  Louis, as a royal heir was not allowed to choose his own bride.  Louis Xl chose Jane of France for him.  Ultimately, the marriage ended in annulment. … [More]

This Day in History: 26 June

1460 – Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, and Edward, Earl of March, land in England with a rebel army and march on London                 1483 – Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England                 1498 – Toothbrush invented … [More]

This Day in History: 25 June

1529 – Katherine of Aragon was found in contempt of the court of Blackfriars for not attending                 Famous Births 25 June: 1242 – Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny (d. 1275) 1328 – William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (d. 1397) 1373 – Joanna … [More]

This Day in History: 23 June

1433 – Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488) born on this day 1509 – Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon leave the Tower of London for their coronation at Westminster Abbey 1532 – Henry Vlll of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against Emperor Charles V               … [More]

The Shadow of the Tower: Episodes 7-9

     

This Day in History: 22 June

1377 – Richard II succeeds Edward III as king of England.  Richard was only ten years old when he ascended to the throne. His father, Edward the Black Prince had died even before his grandfather, the king. Richard was the last of the Plantagenets.                     1527 … [More]

The Shadow of the Tower: Episodes 4 – 6