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.