Monday, November 24, 2014

History Trivia - Battle of Solway Moss: The English army defeats the Scots

November 24

 380 Theodosius I made his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.

1429 Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieged La Charité.

1434 Thames River froze from London Bridge to Gravesend; the frost lasted from November 24th to February 10th.

1542 at the Battle of Solway Moss: The English army defeated the Scots. The English force of approximately 3,000 was far outnumbered by an army of at least 10,000 Scots, but in-fighting among the invaders helped the English commander, Wharton, rout his foes in this surprising victory.

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