Saturday, July 12, 2014

History Trivia - England unified by Athelstan of England

July 12

100 BC Gaius Julius Caesar was born.

927 England was unified by Athelstan of England after a long process of annexation.

1191 Third Crusade: Saladin's garrison surrendered, ending the two-year siege of Acre.

1450 a rebellion against war taxes ended when its leader, Jack Cade, was driven out of London and later killed.

1472 Richard Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester and later King of England, married Anne Neville, daughter of the Earl of Warwick, in Westminster Abbey.

1543 King Henry VIII of England married his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.

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