Thursday, August 22, 2013

History Trivia -Richard III slain at the Battle of Bosworth

August 22

392 Arbogast (Frankish general of the Roman Empire) had Eugenius (a Christian who was the last Emperor to support Roman polytheism) elected Western Roman Emperor.

476 Odoacer was named Rex Italia (King of Italy)) by his troops. His reign is commonly seen as marking the end of the classical Roman Empire in Western Europe and the beginning of the Middle Ages.

565 St. Columba reported seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.

851 Erispoe, King of Brittany, defeated Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland. 

1485 Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth and Henry VII became the first king of the Tudor dynasty.

1642 Charles I raises the royal standard at Nottingham, igniting the English Civil War.

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