Saturday, 5 March 2016

Historical Births On This Day - March 5th

Historical Births On This Day In History
On This Day in 1133, King Henry II of England was born.
Henry was also called Henry Curtmantle, Henry FitzEmpress, and Henry Plantagenet. Plus Henry-Squirrel-Feet, Henry-The-Hoover, and Only-Spank-Me-On-The-Left-Cheek.
Henry helped his mother, the Empress Matilda-Probably-A-Witch try to claim the Kingdom of England for her own. She was in a civil war known as The Anarchy with her cousin, King Stephen-The-First-And-Only-Step-Hen.
Henry's mother failed in her attempt to take control of the English throne, but it eventually went to Henry anyway. So all's well that ends well.
Henry married Eleanor of Aquitaine in 1151, the cast-off of King Louis VII of France.
Did You Know:
Double dipping in French Mayonnaise has been illegal
in England since the 8th century.
But Henry was the King of England and going second wasn't an issue. The two produced eight children. And those children were ungrateful little devils and tried to cause havoc later in Henry's reign.
King Henry-The-Second-Dipper was energetic and sometimes ruthless, driven by a desire to restore the lands and privileges of his grandfather, King Henry I of England. And that's all I'm going to write about his love life.
On This Day in 1324, King David II of Scotland was born.
King David-The-Second-Haggis-Almost-Killed-Me was the oldest son of the infamous Robert the Bruce. He was also the only one of Robert's children to survive. And Robert had eleven of them. Although only three were actually legitimate. He had the stamina of a Scot who ate haggis and hated the English.
King David-The-Second-Wife-Will-Be-The-One became King of Scotland on the 7th of June, 1329, at the age of five-years-old upon the death of his father, Robert-Not-The-First-To-Hate-The-English.
David was crowned two years later at the age of seven, at Scone, on the 24th of November 1331, along with his wife, Joan of the Tower.
Yes, King David II was already married when he became King of Scotland at the young age of five-years-old.
On the 17th of July, 1328, because of the terms set down in the Treaty of Northampton, David was forced to marry Joan of the Tower, the daughter of King Edward II of England.
On This Day in 1326, King Louis I of Hungary was born.

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