590 Gregory I, the Great, was elected Roman Catholic pope. He is known as
the Father of Christian Worship because of his liturgical reforms.
1014 King Sweyn I (Forkbeard) of Denmark
died. The Viking leader established a Danish empire, gained control of Norway,
and conquered England. His name appears as Swegen in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
Battle of Mortimer's Cross The
Yorkists, led by the future Edward IV, defeated
Lancastrian forces in this significant battle of the Wars of the Roses.