Sunday, 28 June 2015

On This Day In History - 28th June

Image result for edward ivOn This Day In History - 28th June.
28th June 1461, King Edward IV of England, perhaps, because, well, he may not have been legitimate, was crowned King of England.
Edward IV became the first Yorkist King of England. That's a mix between a chocolate bar and a small terrier dog.
There were constant rumours throughout his reign of his maybe perhaps not so much father wasn't actually his father. Edward was tall and Daddy was not. Yep, that's good enough for me.
Image result for henry viii28th June 1491, King Henry-of-the-many-numbers(8) of England, was born. And born without any numbers, as his brother, Arthur, was meant to be king.
An unfortunate early death for Henry's big brother allowed Henry to jump to the head of the queue and become heir to the throne. As well as the crown that was meant for his brother, Henry also took his wife, Catherine of Aragon. Keeping it in the family.
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28th June 1645, during the English Civil war (read about the Battle of Naseby during the Civil war) the Royalists lost Carlisle.
And their car keys. And marbles. Sheesh, they gotta be around here somewhere.
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28th June 1838, Queen Victoria was crowned Queen of Great Britain and Mars, and Saturn, and that place near the entrance to Mordor.

She lived a long time. A very long time. And is in the Guinness Book of Records for ruling the United Kingdom for the longest. What? She might be in there? Will have to read the book to find out.
Image result for archduke franz ferdinand28th June 1914, Archduke Franc Ferdinand of Austria and his wife Sophie were assassinated by a Bosnian Serb nationalist in Sarajevo.
Uh oh. I got a bad feeling about this.
Nope, that's the hedgehog tickling my feet.
However, the assassination began a series of events that led to the start of the first world war. Perhaps that feeling had nothing to do with the hedgehog.

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