Sunday, August 3, 2014

History Trivia - Calais surrenders to Edward III of England

August 3

881 Battle of Saucourt-en-Vimeu: Louis III of France defeated the Vikings, an event celebrated in the German poem Ludwigslied.

1291 the Crusaders abandoned Tortosa (province of Tarragona, in Catalonia, Spain) to the Moslems.

1347 Six burghers of the surrounded French city of Calais surrendered to Edward III of England, hoping to relieve the siege.

1387 Olaf V Haakonsson, King of Denmark/ Norway died. Follow on Bloglovin

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