It happened today – this day in history – April 9

1413: Henry V is crowned King of England. 1483: Edward V (aged 12) succeeds his father Edward IV as king

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It happened today – this day in history – March 25

1199: Richard I is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France, leads to his death on April 6. 1306:

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It happened today – this day in history – March 2

1316: Birth of King Robert II of Scotland, first monarch of the House of Stewart. 1629: Charles I dissolves parliament,

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It happened today – this day in history – January 21

1542: The English Parliament passes the bill of attainder against Henry VIII’s wife Katherine Howard. 1549: The Act of Uniformity

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It happened today – this day in history – January 9

1493: First sight of manatees by Christopher Columbus. 1570: Ivan the Terrible kills 1,000-2,000 residents of Novgorod. 1718: France declares

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It happened today – this day in history – December 11

1282: Llywelyn ab Gruffydd/Llywelyn the last native Prince of Wales is killed at Cilmeri, near Builth Wells, south Wales. 1395:

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It happened today – this day in history – November 21

1620: The Pilgrim Fathers reach Provincetown Harbour, Massachusetts. 1694: French writer and philosopher Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet) is born in Paris.

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It happened today – this day in history – October 24

1537: Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII dies of post childbirth complications. 1648: The Treaty of Westphalia ends The

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It happened today – this day in history – October 1

331BC: Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela. 959: Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes

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It happened today – this day in history – September 26

1181: Birth of St Francis of Assisi. 1396: Sultan Bajezid I beheads hundreds of crusaders. 1580: Francis Drake completes his

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