Tuesday, October 21, 2014

History Trivia - Henry VIII of England named Defender of the Faith

October 21,

1096 The People's Crusade (part of the First Crusade also known as the Peasants' Crusade or the Paupers' Crusade), led by Peter the Hermit, was slaughtered by Seljuk Turks at the Battle of Civetot. 

1422 When Henry VI was eight months old he succeeded to the English throne, and shortly afterwards, by the death in 1422 of his maternal grandfather, Charles VI, he became titular king of France.

 1449 George, Duke of Clarence, brother of Edward IV and Richard III was born.

1529 The Pope named Henry VIII of England Defender of the Faith after he defended the seven sacraments against Luther.

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