Thursday, July 26, 2012

History Trivia

On July 26

796 Offa, king of Mercia died.  Many historians regard Offa as the most powerful Anglo-Saxon king before Alfred the Great.

811 Battle of Pliska:  Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus I was killed and his heir Stauracius was seriously wounded.

920 Rout of an alliance of Christian troops from Navarre and Leon against the Muslims at Pamplona.

1267 Inquisition formed in Rome under Pope Clement IV.

1309 Henry VII was recognized King of the Romans by Pope Clement V.

1469  Wars of the Roses:  the Battle of Edgecote - Moor pitted the forces of Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick against those of Edward IV of England took place.

1497 "Edward IV's son" Perkin Warbeck's army landed in Cork.

1524 Scottish Parliament declared James V fit to govern.

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