This Day in History: 10 July

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Events on this Day:
1460 Wars of Roses: Richard of York defeats King Henry VI at Northampton
1520 King Charles V France & King Henry VIII of England sign treaty of Calais
1553 – Jane Grey declared queen of England
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlie flees in disguise to Isle of Skye
Births:
1452 King James III of Scotland (d. 1488)
1711 Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain (d. 1783)
Deaths:
1480King René I of Naples (b. 1410) last heir of house of Anjou
1559 Henry II, King of France (1547-59), dies from injuries sustained from a jousting accident.
1584 William I “the Silent” [William of Orange], Earl of Nassau, is assassinated athis home in Delft, Holland, by Balthasar Gérard.

 

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