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
1452 – King James III of Scotland (d. 1488)
1711 – Princess Amelia Sophia of Great Britain (d. 1783)
1480 – King 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.