Friday, October 12, 2012
On October 12
1216 King John of England lost the crown jewels in The Wash, possibly near Fosdyke or near Sutton Bridge.
1428 the Siege of Orleans began which lasted until Joan of Arc persuaded King Charles VII of France to send an army to relieve the city in April.
1459 Battle at Ludfor: Richard of York defeated.
1537 King Edward VI was born; he was the only son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour (third wife); he became King at the age of 9 and died in his early teens.