Wednesday, October 30, 2013

History Trivia - Swithun becomes Bishop of Winchester

October 30

852 Swithun, counselor to Kings Egbert and Aethelwulf, became Bishop of Winchester.

1270 The Eighth Crusade and siege of Tunis ended by an agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis.

1470 Henry VI of England returned to the English throne after the Earl of Warwick defeated the Yorkists in battle.

1485 King Henry VII of England was crowned.

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