This Day in History: 24 June

1509Henry 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 judgments, so far as in you lies, preserve to God and Holy Church, and to the people and clergy, entire peace and concord before God?” “I will preserve them.” “Sire will you so far as in you lies, cause justice to be rendered rightly, impartially, and wisely, in compassion and in truth?” “I will do so.” “Sire, do you grant to be held and observed the just laws and customs that the community of your realm shall determine, and will you, so far as in you lies, defend and strengthen them to the honour of God?” “I grant and promise them.”


1540 English King Henry VIII commands his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves, to leave the court. Read “Anne of Cleves – The Luckiest Queen?” by History in an hour.











1690 King William III’s army lands at Carrickfergus, Ireland

Portrait Of William III



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