This Day in History: 24 June

1509 - Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey Henry Vlll's Coronation Oath: "Sire, will you grant and keep and by your oath confirm to the people of England the laws and customs given to them by the previous just and god-fearing kings, your ancestors, and especially the laws, customs, and liberties granted to the clergy and people by the glorious king, the sainted Edward, your predecessor?" "I grant and promise them." "Sire, will you in all your [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]