Monday, 6 July 2015

6th July - On This Day In History

Image result for richard the lionheartON THIS DAY IN HISTORY - 6th JULY

6th July 1189. Richard the Lionheart becomes King of England.
He got his nickname, The Lionheart, due to a secret habit he had of ripping the hearts out of the chest cavities of lions imported from the planet mars with his bear hands.
Yes, he had his own hands chopped off and replaced by the paws of a grizzly bear. He also had dear legs. Not from a dear, but they were expensive to wax.
Image result for richard iii6th July 1483, Richard III is crowned King of England. And his nephew, Edward V, is imprisoned in the Tower of London so Richard could easily take the throne.
Not long after Richard III is crowned King, his nephew, Edward, and also Edward's younger brother, are never seen again.
A lot of rumours surround what happened to the Princes in the Tower, and a lot of those rumours point the finger at Richard III.
However, there is no proof that Richard killed his nephews. None at all.
Although he obviously did. The child killing little scumbag.
Image result for thomas more execution6th July 1535, Sir Thomas More had a serious and fatal case of OFF-WITH-HIS-HEAD
when he annoyed King Henry-of-the-many-numbers and was tried and executed for treason.
6th July 1557 King Philip II of Spain decided he had enough of being around Queen Mary I of England,
Image result for mary ibecause she was really annoying and clingy, and left to start a war with France.
It led to the loss of Calais, the last English possession on the European continent.
But, on the plus side, Philip never returned to see his beloved Mary ever again.
6th July 1685, James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth and illegitimate son of Charles II
was defeated at the Battle of Sedgemoor, the last battle of the Monmouth Rebellion.
6th July 1942, Anne Frank and her family start the ultimate game of Hide-And-Seek
against the NAZI Germans when they went into hiding above her dad's office in a warehouse.

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