Monday, September 29, 2014

History Trivia - King Richard II of England abdicates

September 29

 480 BC Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeated the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.

1399 King Richard II of England abdicated; he was succeeded by his cousin Henry Bolingbroke (Henry IV). Richard was initially imprisoned and later died from uncertain causes.

1364 Battle of Auray: English forces defeated the French in Brittany; ending the Breton War of Succession between the Houses of Blois and Montfort.

1547 Miguel de Cervantes, Creator of Don Quixote, was born.

1564, the reign of Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley became earl of Leicester.

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