Monday, January 6, 2014

History Trivia - Canute the Great crowned King of England

January 6

 1017 Canute I crowned King of England. He was also King Canute II of Denmark and King Canute of Norway, and because of the empire he built in Britain and Scandinavia, he is sometimes known as Canute the Great.

1066 Harold Godwinson (last Anglo-Saxon King of England) was crowned, most likely in Westminster Abbey.

1367 King Richard II of England was born. 

1540 King Henry VIII of England married Anne of Cleves. The marriage lasted six months after which time Henry obtained a divorce and married Catherine Howard.

 1649 English Civil War: The Rump Parliament voted to put Charles I on trial.

1661 English Restoration: The Fifth Monarchists unsuccessfully tried to seize control of London.

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