This Day in History: 6 July

Richard the Lionheart

Richard the Lionheart

Events:

1189 – Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England.
1415 – Jan Hus is burned at the stake.
1483 – England’s King Richard III crowned King of England
1495 – Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League
1557 – Philip of Spain left England for the last time
1560 – England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
1685 – Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats duke of Monmouth

 

 

 

 

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Queen Victoria

Birthdays:

1542 – Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg
1868 – Princess Victoria, daughter of Edward VII, at Marlborough House, London, England

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Edward Vl

Deaths:

1189 – Henry II, King of England at Chateau Chinon, France, buried at Fontevrault Abbey near Chinon (dies at 56)
1218 – Eudes III, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1166)
1249 – Death of Alexander II of Scotland at the Isle of Kerrera in the Inner Hebrides’ Scotland, buried at Melrose Abbey
1535 – Sir Thomas More, philosopher, author (Utopia) and statesman, executed (beheaded) for treason at 57
1553 – Edward VI Tudor, King of England at Greenwich Palace, London, England, buried at Westminster Abbey, dies at 15

 

 

 

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George V & Mary

 

Weddings:

1402 – Wedding of Blanche of England, daughter of Henry IV,  and Ludwig III, Elector Palatine at Cologne Cathedral, Germany
1893 – Wedding of George, Duke of York (later George V) and Mary of Teck, at the Chapel Royal, St. James Palace

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