924 King Edward the Elder of England died. He became king in
899 upon the death of his father, Alfred the Great. His court was at Winchester,
previously the capital of Wessex. He captured the eastern Midlands and East
Anglia from the Danes in 917 and became ruler of Mercia in 918 upon the death
of Æthelflæd, his sister. He was the second king of the Anglo-Saxons as this
title was created by his father.
1203 The Fourth Crusade captured
Constantinople by assault. The Byzantine emperor Alexius III Angelus fled from
his capital into exile.
1453 The French defeated the English at the Battle of
Castillon, in the last clash of the Hundred Years War.
1586 A meeting took
place at Lüneburg between several some evangelical Princes and Electors, and
representatives of the King of Navarre, the King of Denmark and the Queen of
England in order to discuss the formation of an evangelical league of defense, called
the Confederatio Militiae Evangelicae, against the Catholic League.