It happened today – this day in history – May 4

1471: The Battle of Tewkesbury, the final battle between the Houses of Lancaster and York: Prince of Wales, Edward of

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It happened today – this day in history – April 19

1770: Captain James Cook first sights Australia. 1775: The American Revolution begins in Lexington, Massachusetts. 1824: Death of Lord Byron

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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 9

1454: Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci is born in Florence. 1497: Nicholaus Copernicus’ first recorded astronomical observation. 1522: Martin Luther begins

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It happened today – this day in history – February 17

1461: Wars of the Roses: Second Battle of St Albans – Lancastrian army defeats Yorkists and recaptures King Henry VI

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It happened today – this day in history – January 25

1327: Edward III acceeds to the English throne after the abdication of Edward II. 1533: Henry VIII marries his second

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It happened today – this day in history – January 19

1419: Rouen surrenders to Henry V in the Hundred Years’ War. 1547: Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is executed in

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It happened today – this day in history – December 6

343: Greek Bishop St Nicholas, model for the modern day Father Christmas, dies aged 73. 1240: Mongols under Batu Khan

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It happened today – this day in history – November 9

1492: Henry VII of England and Charles VIII of France sign the Peace of Etaples. 1520: King Christian II of

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