Tuesday, February 3, 2015

History Trivia - Battle of Mortimer's Cross The Yorkists defeat Lancastrians

February 3

590 Gregory I, the Great, was elected Roman Catholic pope. He is known as the Father of Christian Worship because of his liturgical reforms. 

1014 King Sweyn I (Forkbeard) of Denmark died. The Viking leader established a Danish empire, gained control of Norway, and conquered England. His name appears as Swegen in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.

1461 Battle of Mortimer's Cross The Yorkists, led by the future Edward IV, defeated Lancastrian forces in this significant battle of the Wars of the Roses

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