Sunday, November 15, 2015

History Trivia - Battle of Winwaed - Penda of Mercia defeated

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

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