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date: 22 Aug
The Battle of Bosworth   -  August 22nd 1485  -     "A horse, a horse, my Kingdom for a horse.” These famous words from Shakespeare’s Richard III speak of the frustration of the King, Richard, as he saw his crown and life slipping away from him. This pivotal battle in the Wars of the Roses, in effect, ended the medieval period and ushered in one...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
  • Tudor
date: 24 Nov
24th November 1434  -  The author B. Lambert wrote in his book  ‘The History and Survey of London and its Environs’, published in 1806, “In the year 1434 a great frost began on the 24th November and held until the 10th February, following; whereby the river Thames was so strongly frozen, that all sorts of merchandises and provisions into the mouth...
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  • 15th Century
  • This week in history
date: 25 Oct
Friday 25th October 1415  -  "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few.” So said Churchill about the pilots and ground crew who won the Battle of Britain in 1940 against the might of the German Luftwaffe.   In 1599 Shakespeare wrote the famous speech of Henry V on St Crispin’s day for his new play. “The fewer...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history
date: 05 May
8th May 1429  -  A war that was to last over 100 years, fought between mighty Kings of Europe, including the finest knights both sides could muster over vast tracts of land was, in effect, decided by a peasant woman. The irony!   In 1328 the French King Charles IV died. He had no sons and all his brothers were dead. His sister, Isabella, mother of...
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  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Medieval
  • Seiges
  • This week in history
date: 29 Mar
Palm Sunday, 29th March 1461  -  Described as one of the bloodiest, largest and longest in our history the battle of Towton was one of the many battles fought between the Lancastrians and the Yorkists in the Wars of the Roses. This civil war started in the reign of King Henry VI, whose family had themselves taken the throne from the last...
tags:
  • 15th Century
  • Battles
  • Kings & Queens
  • Medieval
  • This week in history