Sunday, November 30, 2014

History Trivia - Cnut, king of Denmark, claims the throne of all England

November 30,

1016 Cnut, king of Denmark, claimed the throne of all England after Edmund 'Ironside', king of England, died.

1406 Gregory XII became Pope. Gregory was the last of the Roman line of popes during the Western Schism.

 1630 16,000 inhabitants of Venice died this month of plague.

1700 at the Battle of Narva, a Swedish army of 8,500 men under Charles XII defeated a much larger Russian army.

1718 Swedish king Charles XII died during a siege of the fortress Fredriksten in Norway.

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