Saturday, November 15, 2014

History Trivia - Battle of Winwaed - Penda of Mercia defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria

November 15

655 Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia was defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. Although the battle was said to be the most important between the early northern and southern divisions of the Anglo-Saxons in Britain, few details are available. Significantly, the battle marked the effective demise of Anglo-Saxon paganism.

1397 Pope Nicholas V was born. Known as the Humanist Pope, he had a significant role in the founding of the Vatican Library.

1515 England's Thomas Wolsey was invested as a Cardinal.

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