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THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
   
MAY 13-19
 
 

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1515 Mary, sister of King Henry VIII of England, widow of King Louis XII of France, marries Charles, Duke of Suffolk, against her brother's wishes, in France

1191 Richard I of England and King Guy of Jerusalem attack Cyprus

1568 Battle of Langside; forces of MQOS & Bothwell soundly trounced

1607 English land to found Jamestown, Virginia Colony

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1170 "The Young King", Henry,  crowned king in his father's lifetime, a Capetian custom adopted by the English, to insure an uninterrupted succession

1264 Battle of Lewes; Henry III trounced by forces of Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester

1587 James VI, King of Scots, invites his nobles to a banquet at Holyrood, to try to persuade them to keep the King's Peace with each other

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1567 Mary, Queen of Scots marries James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell

1213  John names Stephen Langton Archbishop of Canterbury 

1536 Trials of Anne & George Boleyn for treason

1602 Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold

1702 War of Spanish Succession, 1st American conflict between England & France

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1532 Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England

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1215 The Barons of England march on John "Lackland," King of England

1242 The landing of Henry III, King of England, in France, to assert his claim to the French Throne

1532 James V, King of Scotland, founds the Institute of Justice

 

1536 George Boleyn, Henry Norreys, William Brereton,Francis Weston, & Mark Smeaton, alleged paramours of Anne Boleyn, executed

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1152 Marriage of Henry II, King of England, to Eleanor of Aquitaine at the church of Saint-Pierre at Poitiers

1514 Marriage of Francis I, King of France, to Claude, daughter of Louis XII

1306 Pope Clement V excommunicates Robert I, "the Bruce," King of Scots

1536 Anne Boleyn's execution postponed a day waiting on the French swordsman

1631 1st accredited colonial election in America - John Winthrop is chosen Governor of Massachusetts

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1536 Anne Boleyn, Queen of England, executed on Tower Green

 

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