480 BC Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet
under Themistocles defeated the Persian fleet under Xerxes I.
Richard II of England abdicated; he was succeeded by his cousin Henry
Bolingbroke (Henry IV). Richard was initially imprisoned and later died from
1364 Battle of Auray: English forces defeated the French in
Brittany; ending the Breton War of Succession between the Houses of Blois and
1547 Miguel de Cervantes, Creator of Don Quixote, was born.
reign of Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley became earl of Leicester.