Saturday, May 4, 2013

History Trivia - Yorkists defeat Lancastrians at Battle of Tewkesbury

May 4

1256 The Augustinian monastic order was constituted at the Lecceto Monastery in Tuscany when Pope Alexander IV issued a papal bull Licet ecclesiae catholicae.

1415 Religious reformers John Wycliffe and Jan Hus were condemned as heretics at the Council of Constance.

1471 Wars of the Roses: the Yorkists defeated the Lancastrians at the battle of Tewkesbury.

 1493 Pope Alexander VI divided the New World between Spain and Portugal along the Line of Demarcation.

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