Thursday, April 3, 2014

History Trivia - Edward the Confessor crowned King of England

April 3

1043 Edward the Confessor was crowned King of England. Elected by popular acclamation, Edward (known as "the Confessor" for his piety) had Norman sympathies and had supposedly named William the Conqueror his successor, before choosing Harold Godwinson on his death-bed.

1367 John of Gaunt and Edward the Black Prince won the Battle of Najara, in Spain.

1559 Philip II of Spain and Henry II of France signed the peace of Cateau-Cambresis, ending a long series of wars between the Hapsburg and Valois dynasties.
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