10 July 1559 – Henry ii of France Died

On this day in 1559, King Henry ll of France died from injuries sustained in a jousting accident. His son, Francis II and Mary, Queen of Scots become King and Queen of France. A few things about Henry ll that you may, or may not know: Henry was the second son of King Francis l of France. Henry became dauphin of France upon the death of his older brother, Francis, (Dauphin) Duke of Brittany. He succeeded to the throne at the age of 28. He married Catherine de [More]

This Day in History: 9 July

1540 - King Henry VIII of England annuls his marriage to his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. 1553 - Lady Jane Grey, daughter of the Duke of Suffolk, is proclaimed queen of England in succession to Edward VI, who died three days earlier having proclaimed both his half-sisters illegitimate. She reigned for nine days before being deposed by Mary Tudor, who had Jane executed the following February. 1553 - Bishop Ridley announced at the pulpit that both Mary and Elizabeth Tudor [More]

This Day in History: 6 July

Events: 1189 - Richard the Lionheart is crowned King of England. 1415 - Jan Hus is burned at the stake. 1483 - England's King Richard III crowned King of England 1495 - Battle of Fornovo, near Parma: French King Charles VIII beats Holy League 1557 - Philip of Spain left England for the last time 1560 - England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh 1685 - Battle at Sedgemoor: King James II beats duke of [More]

This Day in History: 4 July

Events: 1120 – Jordan II of Capua is anointed as prince after his infant nephew's death. 1534 - Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye. 1652 - Prince of Condé starts blood bath in Paris 1776 - US Congress proclaims the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain Births: 1799 - F J Oscar I, King of Sweden/Norway (1844-59) Deaths: 965 - Pope Benedict V, Italian Roman Catholic Pope (b. unknown) 973 - [More]

On this Day: 3 July 1468 – Margaret of York Married Charles the Bold

On this day in 1468 Margaret of York, sister to both Edward lV and Richard lll, married Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Margaret was the great-aunt of Henry VIII and his siblings. Henry was twelve years old when she died and most likely never met her since she helped to promote the pretender, Perkin Warbeck. To learn more about Margaret of York please check out this blog from Susan at The Freelance History Writer - Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy.  

This Day in History: 3 July

  Events: 1035 - William the Conqueror becomes the Duke of Normandy, reigns until 1087. 1557 - Mary and Philip set out for Dover for war with France             Birthdays: 1423 - Louis XI, King of France (1461-83)               Deaths: 1642 - Maria de' Medici, French queen-mother, dies at about 69

This Day in History: 2 July

Events: 1505 - After an encounter with a violent thunderstorm, Martin Luther declares that he will become a monk 1681 - Earl of Shaftesbury arrested for high treason 1687 - King James II disbands English parliament 1937 - Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.   Birthdays: 1262 - Arthur II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1312) 1363 - Mary, Queen of [More]

This Day in History: 1 July

1200 - In China, sunglasses are invented.  To learn more, click here. 1252 - King Alfonso X "el Sabio" of Castile/Leon crowned 1347 - Engagement of Count Louis of Male to Margaretha, daughter of Jan III 1481 - Christian II of Denmark, Sweden and Norway (d. 1559) born                   1506 - Louis II, king of Hungary/Bohemia (1516-26 [More]

This Day in History: 30 June

1286 - John de Warenne, 8th Earl of Surrey, English politician (d. 1347) born 1470 - Charles VIII, King of France born. For more info on Charles Vlll, go to: The History Learning Site                   1541 – Henry VIII and Catherine Howard Set off on their Progress to the North Read more: Anne Boleyn Files 1548 - Emperor Charles V orders Catholics to become Lutherans. Say what!? For [More]

This Day in History: 29 June

1312 - Holy Roman Emperor Henry VII crowned. "Unique Silk Cloth Found in Emperor Henry Vll's Coffin" - Read here.   Holy Roman Emperor, Henry Vll 1397 - John II of Aragon born. King of Aragon from 1458 until 1479. He was the son of Ferdinand I and his wife Eleanor of Alburquerque. John is regarded as one of the most memorable kings of the 15th century. 1482 - Maria of Aragon, queen of Portugal born 1509 - Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII [More]

This Day in History: 28 June

1461 - Edward IV crowned king of England                 1491 - King Henry VIII was born                 1519 - Charles V elected Holy Roman Emperor                   1541 - Leonard Grey executed for high treason. Leonard Grey was the son of  Thomas Grey, 1s [More]

This Day in History: 27 June

1462 - Louis XII, the Just, King of France (1498-1515) born.                 Louis was married three times: 1. Jane of France.  Louis, as a royal heir was not allowed to choose his own bride.  Louis Xl chose Jane of France for him.  Ultimately, the marriage ended in annulment.  For more info from wikipedia, c [More]

This Day in History: 26 June

1460 - Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, and Edward, Earl of March, land in England with a rebel army and march on London                 1483 - Duke of Gloucester appoints himself King Richard III of England                 1498 - Toothbrush invented on this day 1575 - Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, queen of Denmark and Norway [More]

This Day in History: 25 June

1529 - Katherine of Aragon was found in contempt of the court of Blackfriars for not attending                 Famous Births 25 June: 1242 - Beatrice of England, Duchess of Brittanny (d. 1275) 1328 - William Montacute, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, English military leader (d. 1397) 1373 - Joanna II, Queen of Naples (1414-35) Famous Deaths, 25 June: 1483 - Edward V, king of England (Apr 9-Jun 25, [More]

This Day in History: 23 June

1433 - Francis II, Duke of Brittany (d. 1488) born on this day 1509 - Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon leave the Tower of London for their coronation at Westminster Abbey 1532 - Henry Vlll of England & Francois I of France sign secret treaty against Emperor Charles V                   1661 - Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina [More]